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"Indexing Crazy 8s: Measuring the Effects of an Extra-Curricular Math Experience on Children's Math Attitudes"

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Extracurricular math may help young students with math anxiety, finds a new study.

Johns Hopkins University researchers evaluated the Crazy 8s Club, a play-based math after-school program for K-5 students developed by the Bedtime Math Foundation.

Through a randomized control trial, the researchers found that after participating in Crazy 8s for eight weeks, students reduced their math anxiety by about 50 percent. This reduction applied at all ages and for both girls and boys.

Vol. 37, Issue 26, Page 4

Published in Print: April 11, 2018, as Math Anxiety
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