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May 22, 2019

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Sociologists Study the Impact Religion Has on Child Development

Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed ... read more

Numerosity in Humans, Birds and Fish Based in Brain's Subcortex

A cognitive neuroscience, through study, has addressed basic research questions about how our brains process number and magnitude and how such processes give rise to more complex mathematical ... read more

Gifted Students Benefit from Ability Grouping

Schools should use both ability grouping and acceleration to help academically talented students, reports a new study that examined a century of research looking at the controversial ... read more

New Theory Debunks Consensus That Math Abilities Are Innate

A new theory regarding how the brain first learns basic math could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with math learning disabilities. Now researchers offer a better understanding ... read more
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White Math Teachers Treat Students Differently in Predominantly Black Schools

White math teachers in predominantly black middle schools are more likely to respond negatively to students' behavioral or academic issues - and this may have long-term negative consequences for ... read more

Immigrant Kids in U.S. Deliberately Build STEM Skills

US immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new ... read more

Math With Good Posture Can Mean Better Scores, Study Suggests

A new study finding that students perform better at math while sitting with good posture could have implications for other kinds of performance under ... read more

Students Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers More Likely to Obtain Bachelor's Degree

A researcher has found that high school students taught by a string of teachers who majored or minored in a specific teaching subject, instead of a general teaching degree, are more likely to become ... read more

Changing Students' Attitudes to Mathematics Improves Test Scores

A new study finds a free 'massive, open, online course' (MOOC) led to students feeling more positive about math, more engaged during math class, and scoring significantly higher in ... read more

Study Explores Link Between Curiosity and School Achievement

The more curious the child, the more likely he or she may be to perform better in school -- regardless of economic background -- suggests a ... read more

Curiosity Is Key to Early Childhood Success in Math and Reading

Curious children are better able to grasp basic math and reading, according to a new study investigating a possible link between curiosity and early academic success among young ... read more

Early Numeracy Performance of Young Kids Linked to Specific Math Activities at Home

New research finds links between certain math skills in young children and specific numerical activities undertaken at home with parents. The study also finds that the more parents engage in ... read more

Building a Future in Science With Construction-Based Toys

Childhood play experiences strongly shape a person's spatial skills, according to a new study -- those skills can be critical to success in fields like science and ... read more

Positive Attitude Toward Math Predicts Math Achievement in Kids

For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward math to achievement in the subject. In a study of elementary school students, researchers found ... read more

Successful Promotion of Giftedness as Early as Elementary School Age

Experts have argued that the specific needs of gifted children are often neglected, resulting in a shriveling of their abilities and potential. Consequently, they call for the implementation of ... read more

Intervention Offered in School Readiness Program Boosts Children's Self-Regulation Skills

Adding a daily 20 to 30 minute self-regulation intervention to a kindergarten readiness program significantly boosted children's self-regulation and early academic skills, a researcher has ... read more

Preschool Program Helps Boost Skills Necessary for Academic Achievement

Children growing up in poverty face many challenges, but a preschool program that aims to improve social and emotional skills may help increase their focus and improve learning in the classroom, ... read more

Survey Taps Students' Motivation in STEM

Researchers are learning more about undergraduates' experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes and sharing a set of survey questions that will help researchers and ... read more

Intentional Teaching Makes the Biggest Impact on Early Childhood Outcomes

High quality preschool is one of the most effective means of preparing all children to succeed in school. This review of research indicates the need to expand our definitions of ... read more

Engaging Children in Math at Home Equals a Boost in More Than Just Math Skills

Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue ... read more

Learning Two Languages Does Not Limit Academic Potential for Head Start Students

Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically, but as a group, these students are often labeled as such, despite differences in their English skills. A new study found as dual-language ... read more

Preschool Teachers Need Better Training in Science

Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science -- a problem that is likely contributing to America's poor global ... read more

Teachers Report Weaker Relationships With Students of Color, Children of Immigrants

The relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new study finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immigrants and ... read more

Tablets Can Teach Kids to Solve Physical Puzzles

Researchers replicated a previous study to confirm that 4- to 6-year-old children can transfer learning of a puzzle from a touchscreen device to the physical version. This contradicts most previous ... read more

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