High-quality English instruction helps student performances across other subjects
Great English teachers boost their students' achievements in math, a very different subject, according to Stanford researchers.
Non-traditional mathematics curriculum results in higher standardized test scores, study finds
For many years, studies have shown that American students score significantly lower than students worldwide in mathematics achievement, ranking 25th among 34 countries. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have ...
Gender gap in STEM majors linked to high school job plans
(Phys.org) —The fact that women are much less likely than men to choose science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors in college can be traced to gender differences in occupational plans in high school, reports ...
Math problems are a problem for job-seekers, employers say
Before job-seekers fill out an application for work making foam products for the aerospace industry at General Plastics Manufacturing Co. in Tacoma, Wash., they have to take a math test. Eighteen questions, 30 minutes, and ...
Motivation, study habits—not IQ—determine growth in math achievement
It's not how smart students are but how motivated they are and how they study that determines their growth in math achievement. That's the main finding of a new study that appears in the journal Child Development.
Student achievement stuck in the middle: Gains in U.S. fail to close international achievement gap
A new study of international and U.S. state trends in student achievement growth shows that the United States is squarely in the middle of a group of 49 nations in fourth- and eighth-grade test-score gains ...
Retail therapy: Shopping to cope with future challenges
Consumers often shop to cope with stressful situations but they are much more selective when it comes to shopping as a way to cope with future challenges, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
To teach kids math, researcher devises 'brain games'
(Phys.org) -- The world often breaks down into numbers and regular patterns that form predictable cycles. And the sooner children can inherently grasp these patterns, the more confident and comfortable they will be with the ...
High school math teachers may not make the grade when it comes to gender bias
Do some high school teachers think math is harder for girls than boys? The authors of a new study say yes.
Key to school improvement: Reading, writing, arithmetic ... and character?
A study of 20 elementary schools in Hawaii has found that a focused program to build social, emotional and character skills resulted in significantly improved overall quality of education, as evaluated by teachers, parents ...
Teacher influence persists in early grades
Having consistently good teachers in elementary school appears to be as important for student achievement as small class sizes, according to new research by a Michigan State University education scholar.
Researchers probe causes of math anxiety
Math problems make more than a few students - and even teachers - sweat, but new brain research is providing insights into the earliest causes of the anxiety so often associated with mathematics.
NY MoMath museum aims to add to math appreciation
(AP) -- Mathematics. It's a subject that can elicit groans and exclamations of "boring." But Glen Whitney, a former hedge-fund quantitative analyst, is betting he can change that with a formula that looks ...
'Inputs' that boost Latino students' test scores revealed in study
Latina/o students' math and reading Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test scores improve when urban schools increase operating expenditures, decrease student-teacher ratios and increase the number of bilingual ...