# Latest Elementary mathematics Stories

2014-03-12 06:16:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Children who use hand gesturing while learning math develop a better understanding of the problems they are taught, according to new research from University of Chicago’s Department of Psychology. While previous research has found that hand gestures can indeed help children learn, the current study focused on whether abstract gesturing can support generalization beyond a particular problem, and whether it is a more effective...

2014-01-02 23:29:43

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2011-06-14 23:09:34

Working with larger numbers matters Preschool children seem to grasp the true concept of counting only if they are taught to understand the number value of groups of objects greater than three, research at the University of Chicago shows. "We think that seeing that there are three objects doesn't have to involve counting. It's only when children go beyond three that counting is necessary to determine how many objects there are," said Elizabeth Gunderson, a UChicago graduate student in...

2009-12-18 14:10:36

Those students who think aloud while solving a mathematical problem can solve it faster and have more possibilities of finding the right solution that those who do not do it. Likewise, drawing or making a pictorial representation relating to the also contributed to its solution. Those are the conclusions of a study carried out at the University of Granada (Spain), which has been recently published in the journal "Revista de investigaci³n psicoeductiva" and the Electronic Journal of...

2009-04-02 16:33:50

Six out out of 10 university students present mathematical anxiety or fear of this subject, researchers in Spain found. The study involved 885 first-year students at the University of Granada who took mathematics courses. Patricia Perez-Tyteca, Enrique Castro, Isidoro Segovia, Encarnacion Castro, Francisco Fernandez and Francisco Cano said the students included four of the five university fields of study: Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences, Technical Education and Social Sciences. The...

2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Liu, Fuchang This study investigated the impact of online discussion of anxiety towards teaching mathematics (ATTM) on elementary teacher candidates' ATTM. Participants (N = 39) in elementary mathematics methods classes completed Anxiety Towards Teaching Mathematics Questionnaire immediately before and after 8 weeks of online discussion of ATTM. It was found that online discussion of ATTM significantly reduced participants' self reported anxiety caused by the conception that mathematics...

Word of the Day
monteith
• A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
• A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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