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.
A version of this article appeared in the April 11, 2018 edition of Education Week as Math Anxiety