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Higher birth weight indicates better performance in school (12/15/2014)

It's no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children's performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face. ...> Full Article


Full-day preschool linked with increased school readiness compared with part-day (12/8/2014)

Children who attended a full-day preschool program had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance, and reduced chronic absences compared to children who attended part-day preschool, according to a study in the Nov. 26 issue of JAMA. ...> Full Article


Classroom intervention helps shy kids learn (10/1/2014)

A program that helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual's temperament helps shy children to become more engaged in their class work, and in turn, improves their math and critical thinking skills. ...> Full Article


Preterm children at increased risk of having maths problems (3/30/2014)

Researchers have found that preterm children are at an increased risk of having general cognitive and mathematic problems. ...> Full Article


Study shows why breastfed babies are so smart (3/3/2014)

Responsiveness to children's emotional cues boosts kids' math and reading skills. Reading to children as early as 9 months of age also significantly improves school readiness.The two parenting skills can give kids an extra 2-3 months' worth of brain development. ...> Full Article


Breast-feeding benefits appear to be overstated, according to study of siblings (3/1/2014)

A new study comparing siblings who were fed differently during infancy suggests that breast-feeding might be no more beneficial than bottle-feeding for 10 of 11 long-term health and well-being outcomes in children ages 4 to 14. ...> Full Article



Parenting plays key role when african american boys move from preschool to kindergarten (1/31/2014)

Parenting plays key role when african american boys move from preschool to kindergartenWith implications for all children, a new study from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that parenting affects the academic and social performance of African American boys as they move from preschool to kindergarten. In fact, parent-child interactions influence whether or not a high-achieving African American boy stays on course. ...> Full Article


When being called 'incredibly good' is bad for children (1/7/2014)

Parents and other adults heap the highest praise on children who are most likely to be hurt by the compliments, a new study finds. ...> Full Article



How teens choose their friends (11/24/2013)

How teens choose their friendsA national study led by a Michigan State University scholar finds that the courses students take in high school have powerful effects on the friendships they make. ...> Full Article


What a difference a grade makes (10/30/2013)

Children with attention problems that emerge in first grade show poorer school performance for years afterward, including scoring lower on fifth grade reading. The poor performance occurred even if the attention problems were fleeting and improved after first grade. By contrast, children who developed attention problems starting in second grade performed as well as their peers in later years. ...> Full Article



Baby's innate number sense predicts future math skill (10/29/2013)

Baby's innate number sense predicts future math skillA new study from Duke suggests that the strength of an infant's innate sense of numerical quantities can be predictive of that child's mathematical abilities three years later. ...> Full Article


Playing with blocks may help children's spatial and math thinking (10/3/2013)

Playing with blocks may help preschoolers develop the kinds of skills that support later learning in science, technology, engineering, and math, according to a new study that examined over a hundred three-year-olds of various socioeconomic levels. Researchers emphasized the importance of the study's implications because block building and puzzle play can improve children's spatial skills that in turn support complex mathematical problem solving in middle and high school. ...> Full Article



How peers influence teens' interest in studying math and science (10/2/2013)

How peers influence teens' interest in studying math and scienceDasgupta recently received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to identify solutions to this problem. Women and minorities represent untapped human capital that could enhance the STEM workforce because together, they comprise more than 50 percent of the American population, she adds. ...> Full Article


Bilingual education has spillover effect (9/16/2013)

Bilingual education has spillover effectBilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they're not designed for, according to a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar. ...> Full Article


Preterm babies at risk for later cognitive difficulties (8/31/2013)

Preterm babies at risk for later cognitive difficultiesResearchers at the University of California, San Diego have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund a longitudinal study designed to track the developmental trajectory in cognitive, academic and brain measures as very preterm children transition from preschool to grade school. Results will provide the foundation for designing appropriate learning interventions. ...> Full Article


An extra hour of TV beyond recommendations diminishes toddlers' kindergarten chances (8/19/2013)

Every hourly increase in daily television watching at 29 months of age is associated with diminished vocabulary and math skills, classroom engagement (which is largely determined by attention skills), victimization by classmates, and physical prowess at kindergarten. ...> Full Article


Give them a hand: Gesturing children perform well on cognitive tasks (8/5/2013)

Young children who use gestures outperform their peers in problem-solving tasks, says a study due to be published in the Aug., 2013 issue of Developmental Psychology. Children aged between two and five were asked to sort cards printed with colored shapes first by color, then by shape. Making this switch can be tricky but the study found that kids who gesture are more likely to make the mental switch and group the shapes accurately. ...> Full Article


First grade math skills set foundation for later math ability (3/1/2013)

Children who failed to acquire a basic math skill in first grade scored far behind their peers by seventh grade on a test of the mathematical abilities needed to function in adult life, according to researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. ...> Full Article


Puzzle play may help boost learning math-related skills (2/18/2012)

Children who play with puzzles between ages 2 and 4 later develop better spatial skills, a study by University of Chicago researchers has found. Puzzle play was found to be a significant predictor of cognition after controlling for differences in parents' income, education and the overall amount of parent language input. ...> Full Article


Preschoolers' grasp of numbers predicts math performance in school years (9/26/2011)

A new study published today in the journal PLoS ONE reports that the precision with which preschoolers estimate quantities, prior to any formal education in mathematics, predicts their mathematics ability in elementary school, according to research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute. ...> Full Article


You can count on this: Math ability is inborn (8/10/2011)

You can count on this: Math ability is inbornWe accept that some people are born with a talent for music or art or athletics. But what about mathematics? Do some of us just arrive in the world with better math skills than others? ...> Full Article


Helping children learn to understand numbers: It's all in the way we speak to them (8/4/2011)

A formal model of the cognitive basis of counting has been reported in research published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE. ...> Full Article


Gender stereotypes about math develop as early as second grade (3/27/2011)

University of Washington researchers report that children express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, as early as second grade, before gender differences in math achievement emerge. ...> Full Article


Children find their own way to solve arithmetic problems (11/9/2010)

Children find their own way to solve arithmetic problemsChildren with learning difficulties can benefit from being encouraged to find their own way to solve arithmetic problems, according to new research from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. ...> Full Article


Large study shows females are equal to males in math skills (10/13/2010)

The mathematical skills of boys and girls, as well as men and women, are substantially equal, according to a new examination of existing studies in the current online edition of journal Psychological Bulletin. ...> Full Article


US needs better-trained math teachers to compete globally (4/29/2010)

US needs better-trained math teachers to compete globallyMath teachers in the United States need better training if the nation's K-12 students are going to compete globally, according to international research released today by a Michigan State University scholar. ...> Full Article


New teaching tools aid visually impaired students in learning math (3/21/2010)

New teaching tools aid visually impaired students in learning mathMastering mathematics can be daunting for many children, but researchers have found that children with visual impairments face disproportionate challenges learning math, and by the time they reach the college level, they are significantly under-represented in science, technology, mathematics and engineering disciplines. ...> Full Article

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