Researchers have developed a new intervention program that promotes the learning of math to school-aged children. More than half the children who entered the ACE-ArithmEcole program were better able to solve complex math problems, compared to 29% who were not exposed to the new method.
Children exposed to virtual interactive characters in educational games learned more quickly and were more accurate in math responses when playing a virtual game. Findings suggest a child's interaction with virtual characters could help improve the learning of basic early math skills.
There is no gender disparity in how children learn and perform math tasks.
Counting directs an infant's attention to numerical aspects of their environment, proving they recognize counting as numerically relevant years before acquiring the meaning of number words.
Using control theory and the physics of protein aggregation, researchers created theoretical predictions on how and when to use drug interventions for neurodegenerative diseases.
Time plays a key role when it comes to Weber's Law.
The average American can assess mathematical arguments for beauty just as they can for art or music. Using nine criteria for beauty, including elegance, intricacy, and universality, people were more likely to agree about the specific ways four different proofs were beautiful. The study sheds new light on broader issues in how and why humans have aesthetic experiences of abstract ideas.
Our knowledge of the world has a critical impact on the ability to use mathematical reasoning, even for mathematicians. Findings reveal math professionals can be duped by some aspects of their knowledge about the world and fail to solve simple fifth-grade math problems.