The Gender Gap In Math Starts In Kindergarten

The gender gap in math may start at kindergarten ― and preschool teachers may unintentionally play some role in it. A study published Thursday in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, shows that’s where the

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Get Better Math Grades: Indirectly Reading And Talking About Math Can Improve Academic Performance

Simple questions can go a long way in helping young children understand math and perform well in class. Which person in the candy shop has more jelly beans? Is the sleeping child above the bed or below it? These are the types

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Healthy Viewing: New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids

How much screen time is healthy for kids? Parents who are unsure of the answer can turn to a new set of guidelines put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The new recommendations outline how much time kids

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How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. At many schools, if there’s a robot at all, it’s located in a science or

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For Special Needs Students, Focus on SEL Critical

Social-emotional interventions are especially key to academic success, experts say. It is widely accepted that there is a teacher shortage in the United States, but when it comes to special education teachers, the situation is even more dire. According to

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Robotic Legs Could Power up Physical Therapy for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Kids suffering from cerebral palsy may soon have a powerful new physical therapy technique in the form of robotic assistance for their legs. A study is being conducted on the potential benefits of the system, newly adapted for the use

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Brain to robot: ‘Move, please’

Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: a project from the ETH Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke patients. One in six people will

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Bluetooth swim caps and BMW wheelchairs – how tech will help Rio’s Paralympians reach new heights

From carbon fibre wheelchairs built using Formula One techniques to a swimming cap that tells blind swimmers when to turn via a smartphone, technology rarely plays a more integrated role in sport than it does at the Paralympics. The days

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This technology is helping young girls with a rare syndrome communicate

When 13-year-old Nathalia Lawlor was born, she seemed perfectly healthy, moving and babbling like any other baby. But at around six or seven months, she started to lose her coordination and ability to move. Once able to grasp small objects,

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For uncontrolled tremor, ultrasound instead of brain surgery?

Patients with uncontrolled shaking caused by a condition called essential tremor may get relief with a new noninvasive ultrasound procedure, a study finds. The movement disorder involves involuntary tremors in the hands or feet, and sometimes the voice is shaky,

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