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GMF Message Comprehension Falters When Math Anxiety Prevails
2014-02-27 14:34:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has found that people who experience anxiety around performing mathematical equations are less likely to understand information on genetically-modified foods and other health-related issues, according to a report published in the Journal of Health Communication. "Math anxiety, which happens when people are worried or are concerned about using math or statistics, leads to less effort and decreases the ability to do math,"...

2013-10-17 23:03:00

Ninety teachers will use Conceptua curriculum to instill best practices With Common Core State Standards. PETALUMA, Calif. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Conceptua Math announced today a new partnership with Teach For America to provide the organization’s corps members with a Common Core-designed instructional curriculum for math classrooms in grades 3-5. The collaboration reflects a shared commitment to providing teachers effective classroom supports to understand and implement the Common...

Girls Math Anxiety Not Real
2013-08-27 11:50:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While young girls and boys perform equally well on math tests, previous research has shown girls report being more anxious about the subject compared to their male peers. However, new research published in the journal Psychological Science found girls are not actually experiencing the anxiety surrounding math they say they are. According to study researchers, previous studies were faulted because they asked to describe perceptions of...

2012-12-11 05:01:13

California´s preschools face a number of challenges in implementing a high quality math curriculum, according to an EdSource report released today, titled Math in a Child´s World: Policy and Practical Challenges for Preschool Mathematics. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 California´s preschools face a number of challenges in implementing a high quality math curriculum, according to an EdSource report released today, titled Math in a Child´s World: Policy and...

Math Can Really Hurt
2012-11-02 04:01:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some lucky people have a proclivity for number crunching and difficult equations, but for many of us the idea of performing complex calculations is more horrifying than a Friday the 13th movie marathon. And, like Jason Voorhees´ two-foot machete plunging into his victim´s abdomen – the personal anxiety surrounding an impending math exam can actually cause people to feel physical pain, according to new research from the...

Opinion: Is It Really Math Anxiety?
2012-09-13 08:10:29

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cognition researchers have long held an interest in a phenomenon known as “math anxiety.” While this has been extensively studied among middle and high-school students, very little is known about whether it exists with younger children. Researchers at the University of Chicago undertook the first such study targeted at first and second grade students. The research focused on whether one´s anxiety about math could...

2012-03-21 15:29:00

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown for the first time how brain function differs in people who have math anxiety from those who don't. A series of scans conducted while second- and third-grade students did addition and subtraction revealed that those who feel panicky about doing math had increased activity in brain regions associated with fear, which caused decreased activity in parts of the brain involved in problem-solving. "The same part of the brain...

2011-12-21 08:00:00

New education concept by tellyquiz.com has helped more than 200,000 students worldwide (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 According to educational experts, even the most intelligent students can be affected by a lack of motivation, poor time management, procrastination, and performance anxiety. If parents could encourage their children from an early age to overcome these barriers to learning, they could help them achieve much more over the long-term. TellyQuiz.com is a new website dedicated to...

2011-10-20 13:58:51

Success in math takes practice to control fears Using brain-imaging technology for the first time with people experiencing mathematics anxiety, University of Chicago scientists have gained new insights into how some students are able to overcome their fears and succeed in math. For the highly math anxious, researchers found a strong link between math success and activity in a network of brain areas in the frontal and parietal lobes involved in controlling attention and regulating...


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