It pays to compare: Comparison helps children grasp math concepts
Comparing different ways of solving math problems is a great way to help middle schoolers learn new math concepts, researchers from Vanderbilt and Harvard universities have found.
More career options may explain why fewer women pursue jobs in science and math
Women may be less likely to pursue careers in science and math because they have more career choices, not because they have less ability, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Associ ...
Google gives $23M to spur innovation in charities
(AP)—Google is announcing $23 million in grants to spur innovation among charities and increase education for girls and minority students in science and technology.
Inconsistent math curricula hurting US students, study finds
A new study finds important differences in math curricula across U.S. states and school districts. The findings, published in the May issue of the American Journal of Education, suggest that many students across the countr ...
How peers influence teens' interest in studying math and science
The American workforce is losing out on precious human capital because too few women and racial minorities pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics––the so-called ...
Colleges try new fixes to recurring remedial rut
(AP)—At the nation's community colleges, more than half of students are forced to take classes in basic math and English, skills that they should have learned years ago.
Cooperative learning methods top list of effective approaches for secondary mathematics
Cooperative learning methods have been found to be most effective in raising the math scores of middle and high school students, according to a comprehensive research review by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's ...