Category – Education Research

August 18, 2014

First Female Wins Mathematics’ Top Prize

Last week, Maryam Mirzakhani made history. She became the first woman to win the Fields Medal , considered the “Nobel Prize” of mathematics. The 37-year-old mathematics professor from Stanford University won the prestigious award for her work on abstract surfaces….

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July 2, 2014

Five Ways to Help Children Who Think They Can’t Do Math

We have all heard a child say, “I can’t do math” or “I’m not a math person.” Teamwork can also help children overcome math anxiety. These statements may indicate something more. According to NYU teaching and learning professor Dr. Rose…

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June 27, 2014

Study: Poverty Affects Cognitive Capacity

Making ends meet takes a toll on the brain power of those in poverty, a 2013 study says. Financial stress led to a 13-point drop in IQ, which, according to one of the researchers, is equivalent to losing a whole…

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June 24, 2014

The Most Important Question in Math Class

“Did you solve the problem?” Our expert teachers ask this question constantly not because the answer matters but because the process of evaluating your own work and progress does. Metacognition sometimes creates excitement like this. Cognitive psychologists refer to this…

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May 23, 2014

2012-2013 Reasoning Mind Impact Report Released

Our students, teachers and partners worked extremely hard in the 2012-2013 school year and our research team is excited to share the results of that hard work. Here are the key findings: It works. The more objectives students successfully completed…

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April 28, 2014

Know Your Data: The Randomized Controlled Trial

Our last post in the “Know Your Data” series covers the gold standard in scientific research: randomized controlled trials. Randomized controlled trials got their modern start in medical research  but trace their origins to statistical thinking and theory. To perform…

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