Posts Tagged "math"

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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The iMums Review the Zumo™ Learning System by Zyrobotics

The Zumo(TM) Learning System by Zyrobotics is a learning system that makes apps switch accessible so everyone can use them. In the box is Zumo the Turtle, an Android Tablet in a kid proof case which comes pre-loaded with Zyrobotics

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Simple Numbers Game Seems to Make Kids Better at Math

Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, Johns Hopkins University researchers boosted kindergarteners’ arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer game. “Math ability is not static — it’s not the case that

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How Multisensory Learning Benefits Children with Autism

Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 3 million individuals worldwide. The prevalence of ASD among children indicates a growing need to create learning environments where children of all abilities can flourish. Every child with autism is unique, so

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Educators weave technology into curriculum

The days of chalkboards and textbooks may be fading, but educators say students are experiencing more than ever before. Thanks to evolving technology, Sue Schwoerer’s third-grade students at Olympia North Elementary School in Danvers have spoken face-to-face with an oceanographer

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Early number sense plays role in later math skills

WASHINGTON — We know a lot about how babies learn to talk, and youngsters learn to read. Now scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math — and what children know about numbers as they begin first grade seems

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