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Numeracy: The Educational Gift That Keeps on Giving?

Cancer risks. Investment alternatives. Calories. Numbers are everywhere in daily life, and they figure into all sorts of decisions. A new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines how people who are numerate—that’s like literacy, but for numbers—understand numbers better and process information differently so that they ultimately make more informed decisions. ... More>

Math anxiety? Study examines nerves by the numbers

In Future Math Whizzes, Signs of ‘Number Sense’

Time and Numbers Mix Together in the Brain

Clocks tell time in numbers—and so do our minds, according to a new study which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In two experiments, scientists found that people associate small numbers with short time intervals and large numbers with longer intervals—suggesting that these two systems are linked in the brain.... More>

Language May Play Key Role In Learning Number Meanings