Students in a recent study were divided into groups to test the math skills game Monkey Tales against math exercises on paper. After participating in these exercises, students were given an electronic arithmetic test to determine the progress made by playing the game. The participants who played Monkey Tales provided 6% more correct answers and solved the problems…

Read MoreDuke University researchers have discovered that the ability to estimate numbers correlates positively with how skilled they become at symbolic math in school. Though researchers have not explained this relationship, they are excited to find out. Read more about the study here!

Read MoreThe Dartmouth College Math Department and the Neukom Institute for Computational Science sponsored a video competition called “Math-O-Vision.” The winner and runners-up received cash prizes for their videos showing how math is integrated in the world. Click here to check out their amazing videos!

Read MoreUsing data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort, researchers at Vanderbilt University discovered that kindergarten students are not being challenged enough in math. Teachers reported spending 13 days per month on skills students had already mastered. Researchers concluded that a more advanced math curriculum for kindergarten students would lead to an increase in end-of-the-year…

Read MoreA study from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Vermont uses a math pattern analysis to analyze whether Twitter users are happier farther away from home. Researchers sought out the negative and positive words in the Tweets they studied, and combined those results with an analysis of the user’s geographic location….

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