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Parents’ Math Anxiety Can Undermine Children’s Math Achievement

Children of math-anxious parents learned less math over the school year and were more likely to be math-anxious themselves, but only when their parents provided frequent homework help. ... More>

How Did Humans Learn to Count? Baboons May Offer Clues

Learning to count comes early in human life and new research suggests that the cognitive underpinnings of this ability can be found in some of our close cousins: baboons. ... More>

A New Twist on a Classic Puzzle

Researchers examining study participants' intuitive responses to a reasoning problem found that the way the information was presented significantly influenced the percentage of people who answered correctly. ... More>

Closing the Math Gap for Boys