Category: School & Teaching

Are Men’s Better Math Skills the Reason of STEM Gender Gap? Surprise!

– Do you know why men outnumber women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professions? No, it’s not because they’re naturally more talented in those fields. According to a new study from Washington State University researchers, the reason is, women tend to accurately assess their math abilities while men tend to …
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Research Has Shown That Early Math Lessons Change Children’s Brains

– According to a remarkable research published four years ago by scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine, the brain scans of second- and third-grade students showed that a single year of math lessons brings important changes in the brain’s ability to problem solving. – Those findings were part of …
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Interest and Recognition Are Key Factors to Become a “Math Person”

– It has been long believed that you’re either a math person or you’re not. According to a National Science Foundation study conducted by Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari, such an assumption is flawed. To become good at math and embrace a successful career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and …
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​Schooling Inequality: The 100-Year Gap in Global Education

– Over the past 200 years, around the world, the global number of young people attending primary school rose from 2.3 million to 700 million today, this represents nearly 90 percent of school-age children. In spite of that, the difference in education levels between rich and poor regions remains abyssal. …
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Why and How to ​Protect ​your Kids ​from Summer Brain Drain and Zombie State

– Every year, in the last century, instead of fighting the so called “summer brain drain,” or “summer learning loss,” teachers helped children enter smoothly into their usual summer zombie state. Then, at the end of this long period of inactivity, teachers reintroduced the students to learning as slowly and carefully as possible, “as if we …
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The Effects of “Discovery Learning” on Students Math Scores

– Canada fell out of the top 10 countries in math results in 2012, with two provinces showing statistically significant drops in math performance. According to a new C.D. Howe Institute report, this decline is due to the replacement of traditional rote learning by discovery-based learning methods that promote multiples strategies …
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Why Parents Should Protect Children from Summer Learning Loss

– Children are in real danger of learning loss over the summer holidays. Research has shown that students who “veg out” during this period benefit from little or no learning development, even being at risk of losing between one to three months of academic knowledge. According to Duke University education …
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Thinking about Patterns Helps Kids to Do Math

– Most of today’s parents and teachers know that reading to preschoolers is of prime importance for their literacy development. On the other hand – while just as important – numeracy development remains largely neglected. An efficient but often overlooked way to improve the math learning and skills of young …
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Do You “Meritocratic Love” your Kids?

– There are two rising trends in child-rearing: some kids are lavishly praised in any situation and for any little feat, while they can be honed like never before. Parents’ desire to help their offspring access good schools and start good careers is understandable and welcome; this is indeed good …
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Early Childhood Education Begins Years Before Pre-Kindergarten

– The first three years of life – long before pre-K – are the most important for brain development. During this crucial time, children can learn through consistent experiences how to build effective relationships, solve problems and adapt to their environment. The economic advantages of a focus on this determining …
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