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November 3, 2012
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When People Worry About Math, the Brain Feels the Pain

Mathematics anxiety can prompt a response in the brain similar to when a person experiences physical pain, according to new research at the University of Chicago. Using brain scans, scholars determined that the brain areas active when highly math-anxious people … Continue reading

June 18, 2012
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Learning About Spatial Relationships Boosts Understanding of Numbers

Children who are skilled in understanding how shapes fit together to make recognizable objects also have an advantage when it comes to learning the number line and solving math problems, research at the University of Chicago shows. The work is … Continue reading

August 13, 2011
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A Change in Perspective Could Be All It Takes to Succeed in School

*Study finds stress boosts performance for confident students, but holds back those with more anxiety* Knowing the right way to handle stress in the classroom and on the sports field can make the difference between success and failure for the … Continue reading

January 20, 2011
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Writing About Anxiety Helps Students Ace Exams

*Research says test performance improves when students write about their worries* Sian Beilock, lead author of a new study that appears on January 13 in the journal Science, says writing about test-related worries for ten minutes immediately before taking an … Continue reading