What grade do U.S. preschools deserve in math instruction? Math is nearly absent in American preschools and prekindergarten classes. One study calculated that at preschools where kids spend six hours a day, math gets an average of only 58 seconds per day. Not even a full minute. I thought this was interesting, so I thought […]
To prevent the rise of math anxiety in elementary students, teachers need confidence in their own conceptual understanding of the subject. For many students (and many adults), just hearing the word math can send a chill down their spine. I thought this was interesting, so I thought I would repost it here. Here is where I […]
Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money’s newsletter. You can sign up here. According to the National Institute For Early Childhood Research, nearly half of all 3-year-olds and a third of all 4-year-olds in the United States were not enrolled in preschool in 2019. I thought this was interesting, so I thought I […]
“In this large, randomized study we found that when it comes to enhancing mathematical learning in young children, the type of cognitive training performed plays a significant role,” says corresponding author Torkel Klingberg, professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. I thought this was interesting, so I thought I would repost it here. Here […]
I’ve been blogging for over nine years now. And, those nine years have been full of resource sharing. Now, it feels like the tables have turned with the pandemic. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.
We’re a math-traumatized people, Jo Boaler says (although she uses the British locution “maths-traumatized”). It’s a belief she sees confirmed in everything from students crying over long division to MRIs that reveal young brains reacting to numbers as if they were snakes or spiders. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.
Math anxiety is a real thing, a new brain imaging study by Stanford researchers has confirmed. In a study in the journal Psychological Science, researchers found that there is increased activity in the brain region linked with fear in the brains of second and third graders with math anxiety. from Pocket Here is where I […]
If Levi Vaughan, a 5-year-old kindergartner in Braidwood, Ill., makes it through math class without a meltdown, it’s a good day. The transition to school has been tough in other ways for Levi, said Stefanie Vaughan, his mother, but math has been uniquely challenging. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.
First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students Tuesday, encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — even while President Donald Trump’s a from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.
Our future depends on mathematical thinking, but math trauma extends across our country – and the world – due to the ineffective ways the subject is often taught in classrooms, as a narrow set of procedures that students are expected to reproduce at high speed. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.