"Mastery of fractions and early division is a predictor of students' later success with algebra and other higher-level mathematics, based on a study done by a team of researchers led by a Carnegie Mellon University professor."
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"Researchers discovered that both boys and girls who were persistently obese throughout their K-5 years performed significantly worse on math tests than their peers of healthy weight in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades"
"The findings illustrate the complexity of relations among children's weight status, social and emotional well-being, academics, and time"
As the nation strives to increase the rigor of math instruction, educators are cleaning up their math vocabulary.
I like the shift in math vocab! Particularly: "“If I have eight cupcakes, can I give you nine?” he asked his class. “No!” the students said. “But I can go next door to Mrs. Miller’s house, right?” he asked. “Because she always has extra snacks when I need to borrow some.”"
Education Week staff writer Lesli A. Maxwell and contributing writer Julie Rasicot are reporters and bloggers with a long track record of covering education.
"Early, robust exposure to spatial learning—playing with puzzles, putting shapes together to make recognizable objects—not only can help kids better understand math, but can also help with other tasks such as reading maps and understanding diagrams about how to assemble things."