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Math Anxiety Gets Fresh Look, Different Twist in New Research

Do Girls Really Experience More Math Anxiety?

Girls report more math anxiety on general survey measures but are not actually more anxious during math classes and exams, according to new research. ... More>

Practice at “Guesstimating” Can Speed Up Math Ability

The ability to estimate and compare quantities without counting — like when choosing a checkout line at the grocery store — can improve skill at more traditional symbolic mathematics. ... More>

Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity

Early Spatial Reasoning Predicts Later Creativity and Innovation, Especially in STEM Fields

Exceptional spatial ability at age 13 predicts creative and scholarly achievements over 30 years later, according to results from a new longitudinal study. ... More>