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February 10, 2020

Storytime, Meet Number Play: Early Math in the Home Matters for Later Skills

Preschool-age children who frequently play number-related games at home show better math skills and growth by the end of kindergarten, finds a new study in the journal Child Development.

December 19, 2019

Anxiety Can Make Kids Avoid Math. Here's How They Can Talk Through the Fear

New research suggests anxiety can make students avoid engaging in math, even when they could gain big rewards from doing so. But a separate study also offers a simple way teachers can help math-anxious students build confidence.

November 12, 2019

Boys' and Girls' Brains the Same When It Comes to Math

Boys and girls start out on the same biological footing when it comes to math, according to the first neuroimaging study of math gender differences in children.

October 24, 2019

Infants Recognize Counting Long Before They Can Say, '1, 2, 3'

It generally takes until preschool age for children to understand that a word like "four" represents a set, but new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests infants understand the concept of counting years earlier.

October 10, 2019

Video-Based Teacher Collaboration Helps Teachers Find the 'Story of Science'

After a successful pilot, a professional development program is looking to expand its lesson-study approach to rural teachers.

May 29, 2019

Bus Stops May Be as Good a Place as Any for a STEM Lesson

Researchers are using art installations at bus stops to spur impromptu science and math lessons for students and parents.

April 09, 2019

Two Ways to Add 'Computational Thinking' to Middle School Science

The Next Generation Science Standards call for more "computational thinking" in middle school science. Two pilot projects at the American Educational Research Association meeting look at why that's difficult, and ways to do it.

April 08, 2019

Algebra for 3rd Graders?

When it comes to algebra, new research at the American Educational Research Association suggests you can't start too early.

March 27, 2019

Genetics Lessons Can Spark Racism in Students. This Change Can Prevent It

A more nuanced approach to teaching genetics might do more than boost students' science know-how, new studies show; it could reduce racism.

February 07, 2019

To Encourage Girls in Science, Talk Action, Not Identity

A new study in the journal Psychological Science is the latest in a slew of experiments identifying small differences in a teacher's language that may improve motivation in science, particularly for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

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