# Mathematical Ability

• ### Even Kindergarteners Can Rate Their Own Confidence

Discover Magazine: Do you remember on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire—apparently this show is still on, but I’ll assume no one else has seen it this decade—how after contestants picked an answer, Regis Philbin sometimes

• ### By the Numbers

Studies on human development have shown that even as infants, we have an approximate sense of numbers and amounts. How does this underlie our ability to perform complex calculations? Stanislas Dehaene explores this question through

• ### New insight into how children learn maths

BBC: Eight-year-olds gained a deeper understanding of mathematical principles by using their hands as well as their brains, say US psychologists. Children were taught to solve formulae such as: “4 + 2 + 6 =

• ### Mining the Unconscious

The sentences that you are reading are in plain English. They are short. They contain simple words. And yet, while you read them you entertain no other thought or feeling (unless your mind is wandering).

• ### Science Shows How Students Can Stop Sweating Statistics

A pair of psychological scientists review the state of research on statistics anxiety and outline several ways for instructors to help reduce students’ worries.

• ### What’s the Value of a Dollar? It Depends on How You Perceive Numbers

When it comes to how we value money, all dollars (or Euros or yen or pesos) are not created equal. If someone gives you three dollar bills and then offers a fourth, the prospect of