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Like math? Thank your motivation, not IQ - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

Looks like Tiger Mom had it half-right: Motivation to work hard and good study techniques, not IQ, lead to better math skills, a new study shows.<p>But there's a catch: The findings, published this month in the journal Child Development, show that keeping children's heads in the math books by force …

100 Best Websites for Mathletes

As a math student, you’re probably used to seeing the world in a practical way. And although you’ve got a unique skill set that will help you compete …

Great Maths Teaching Ideas

One of the highlights from MathsConf 14 in Kettering was Craig Barton’s session in which he shared 5 things he’s learned from research and evidence …

Employing Mathematical Practice: Part One

Today I'm thinking about the standards for mathematical practice with greater scrutiny. I find that the employment of these practices challenge my …

Math Education Web Resources

20 random iPad Maths Apps that help cover all areas of curriculum | Mr G Online

Around this time last year, I wrote a post about the lack of engaging Maths apps on the iPad that went beyond “skill and drill” number activities. …

Math Can Actually Be Fun, Thanks To Inclusion

Inclusion ($0.99) by Purple Pig LLC is a frantic math puzzle that will surely start up the juices in your brain. Even if you’re not a big math …

Middle School Math 8th Grade app review: an invaluable tool

Introduction<p>If your Grade Eight child is coming home with questions about math and having difficulties in the subject you may want to check out the …

How to Fall In Love With Math

I Heart Math T-Shirt from the NeatoShop<p>Perhaps legendary Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős said it best, "If numbers aren't beatiful, I don't know …

Everyone is a “Math Person”

An article has been making the rounds that explains that there is one main difference between those who excel at math (and other subjects) and those …

Are our kids failing in maths because they can’t read?

There has been a lot of hand-wringing about mathematics lately. According to national and international testing we are not getting any better at it …

How I Help All My Students to Be Good at Math

A math teacher explains how she emphasizes effort over achievement.<p>As a mathematics educator for the last seven years, I can attest that most folks believe they either are or are not “math people.” And that idea of innate math ability is very harmful to both those who believe they possess it and to …

Here's Proof That Beautiful Math Equations Affect The Brain Just Like Great Art

What's beautiful to you? A sunset? The face of a loved one? A favorite poem or song?<p>Mathematicians sometimes say they find beauty in mathematical formulas, and a new brain scan study confirms that equations can activate the brain in much the same way that great art does.<p>"To many of us, mathematical …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …