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Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Math Skills?

Educators and researchers are finding that digital games can boost math performance for children as early as preschool. (May 16, 2017)

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Students with dyslexia often struggle with math fluency as well, and scholars at a recent conference put a spotlight on some of the possible connections.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Colorado is the latest state to create an endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math for students who succeed in rigorous courses in those fields. Will the new credential carry weight with colleges and employers?
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Startup company Desmos is taking on Texas Instruments with its free, web-based calculator, which is attracting the attention of teachers and test providers.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
How to Overcome Math Anxiety
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
Educators and researchers are finding that digital games can boost math performance for children as early as preschool.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Researchers are developing scales to help teachers understand when young children’s math anxieties are getting in the way of learning.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Efforts to focus parents' attention on their children's early math skills have not gained traction—even as emerging evidence suggests it may be one of the most critical elements of school-readiness.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Many students love to hate math, writes Sandra Anderson. But math class doesn't have to be so rigid: Teachers can help students explore math in ways that foster creative problem-solving skills.
May 3, 2017 – Teacher
Researchers and educational foundations are targeting early educators for professional development in math, which is improving teacher morale as well as improving children’s school readiness.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
In-classroom coaching has proven benefits for teachers, but working with adult learners requires developing trust-building and communication skills.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week

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