Category: School & Teaching

Better Math Skills Can Make You Wealthier

– According to a new study that tracked 1,000 Dutch adults ​for a period of 5 years and screen​ed​ for differences in education, risk tolerance and financial knowledge, people with ​better​ ​math​ skills​ tend to become wealthier over time. Understanding of financial numbers like discounts, fees and interest rates ​are …
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The Urgent Need to Protect Children from Math Phobia

– It’s a common stance to take pride on not being good at mathematics. Around the world, a lot of people are unable to tell whether 1/3 is larger or smaller than 2/5, for example. This is a really big issue, especially now when, in order to be successful at …
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Children Whose Parents Attend Parenting Classes Do Better in School

– According to some research, children of parents who attend parenting classes have better chances to succeed in school. Four years ago, UK Prime Minister David Cameron launched a parenting program in order to coach low-income families in this domain. With a disappointing result: while the government hoped to enroll …
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The Size of a Family Can Affect Both the Behavior and School Achievement of Children

– According to a new study conducted by economists Chinhui Juhn, Yona Rubinstein, and C. Andrew Zuppann, the size of a family can affect the behavior and achievement of children. Using data from two surveys conducted between 1986 and 2012, the researchers wanted to know if and how the number …
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Are Female Teachers Responsible for the Lack of Interest of Girls in STEM?

– Is the shortage of women in STEM jobs due to the anxiety and unconscious bias of female teachers about those disciplines? Although research has shown that girls can perform as well as boys in science, math, technology and engineering, the widespread and tenacious bias against female students persists, even starting as early …
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Many Jobs of the Future Require Strong STEM Skills

– Students of the great New Orleans region (Louisiana) are still struggling in transitioning from school to their professional career, especially into highly technical jobs whose number is rising fast, a trend expected to continue in the future. In the great New Orleans region, over the next 10 years only, …
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STEM Gender Gap: Only 18% of Computer Science Degrees in the U.S. Go to Women

– In the U.S. today, only 18% of computer science degrees go to women – down from 37% thirty years ago. On the other hand, by 2020 the country will need 1.2 million jobs requiring this kind of competencies. All around the world, the number of women graduating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and …
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Why Math and Science Are So Important in Early Childhood Education

– While, fortunately, math and science instruction gains ground in elementary and secondary grades, this alas is not yet the case in a vast majority of preschools and early childhood settings. According to a study that observed preschool classrooms during a six-hour day, only 58 seconds were devoted to mathematics. …
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Math Learning: How to Become a Mathemagician

– Arthur T. Benjamin, a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, became famous as​ the “mathemagician” for his magic shows ​in which he performs​ lightning-speed mental calculations. In his new book, The Magic of Math: Solving x and Figuring Out Why, Benjamin writes about the greatest aspects of math. Even if he recognizes that math is …
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How and Why Computers Are Hurting Reading and Learning

– Interestingly, according to a new report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), children in countries where they have a good level of Internet and computer proficiency, are not so good in reading. The results of the study show that the more computers are used at school, the worse are the students …
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