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First Graders Who Lack Math Skills Still Lag As Adults
2013-02-28 13:32:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that by seventh grade, students who failed to acquire basic math skills in the first grade scored far behind their peers when taking a test on basic mathematical abilities that are required for daily adult life. The relevant basic math skill is known as ℠number system knowledge,´ which is defined as the ability to relate a quantity to the numerical...

2013-02-15 23:04:35

Getting children to learn math can become a chore if the child feels it is tedious or boring. Jujuba Software recently released an interactive Modern UI app for Windows 8 that makes learning arithmetic fun for children. (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 Thanks to the introduction of the new Windows 8 operating system learning no longer has to be boring for children. Jujuba Software recently introduced Math Games for Windows 8, which is an app that makes it easy for children to interact with...

2012-12-14 05:01:15

Lymboo (http://www.lymboo.com), an education technology startup, announces the availability of their innovative online math practice program that aims to revolutionize the way math is practiced. The program, Lymboo Math, is the only comprehensive, structured, and rigorous math practice program available today. The program helps students build a strong foundation in math through its comprehensive content, a structure that provides continuous reinforcement, and a rigor that promotes mastery....

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...

Study Shows US College Students Suck At Math
2012-11-29 16:26:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When it comes to texting and updating Facebook, our U.S. culture has an edge on all other societies, but mathematics is a different story altogether. A new research paper looked at how U.S. students fared in comparison to other nations, and found that our national math IQ is lacking. In the study, U.S. college students were presented with a number line, ranging from -2 to 2, and were asked to pinpoint the location of 0.7...

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...


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