Academic Achievement

How helping kids with their math homework can make them worse off

Quartz: It’s understandable that parents worry about their children’s math performance, even at a very young age, and that they try to help. But they may need to start thinking about how they help; according to a new study in Psychological Science, the more that anxious parents try to help More

Les devoirs de maths de votre enfant vous stressent? Ne l’aidez pas! (Your child’s math homework stresses you out? Don’t help!)

Slate.fr:  Les maths vous donnent des sueurs froides? Posez ce stylo, cette calculatrice et éloignez-vous tout de suite de cet enfant. C’est, plus ou moins, la recommandation faite par les chercheurs de l’université de Chicago, à travers une étude publiée dans la revue Psychological Science et relayée par le New York More

Preterm Birth Linked With Lower Math Abilities and Less Wealth

People who are born premature tend to accumulate less wealth as adults, and a new study suggests that this may be due to lower mathematics abilities. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, show that preterm birth is associated with lower academic abilities More

Square Root of Kids’ Math Anxiety: Their Parents’ Help

The New York Times: A common impairment with lifelong consequences turns out to be highly contagious between parent and child, a new study shows. The impairment? Math anxiety. Means of transmission? Homework help. Children of highly math-anxious parents learned less math and were more likely to develop math anxiety themselves More

Study finds parents can give their kids anxiety about math

TODAY:  A new study in the journal Psychological Science by researchers at the University of Chicago finds that “when parents are more math anxious, their children learn significantly less math over the school year and have more math anxiety by the school year’s end, but only if math-anxious parents report More

Study: Math-anxious parents can hinder children’s math achievement

CBS News: If math makes you anxious, you may now be able to blame your parents. New research published in the Psychological Science, a journal of the Association of Psychology, found that children of math-anxious parents learned less math over the school year than those children of parents who were More