Even college-educated adults can still struggle with numbers.
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People who struggle with numbers are also likely to struggle in life, new research shows.
Keeping a safe distance from each other isn’t made simpler when units of measurement are being butchered.
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Why haven’t people gotten upset about how our social distancing signs are fostering innumeracy?
‘Purposeful play’ could look like children gaining opportunities to develop fine motor skills and cognitive abilities through talking about their inquiry and pursuits.
Encouraging a child to hold their paint brush to develop a pincer grip while the child is involved in painting is one example of guided play.
The evidence clearly shows one-on-one tutoring improves disadvantaged students’ skills. An Australian pilot program has now shown the benefits of online tutoring that supports students in their homes.
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A wide range of animals seem to have a grasp of numbers – but humans hold the trump card.
Without urgent action, short-term learning losses could stunt the next generation of students for a lifetime.
While COVID-19 has held back learning, the pandemic presents a historic opportunity to revamp education systems.
Understanding vaccine effectiveness stats can help you weigh the risks of travel.
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Understanding numbers in the news or social media can empower you to figure out risks and make good choices. Here’s what to look out for to make sure you aren’t misled by COVID-19 coverage.
During warm summer months, playing outside allows children and parents the chance to marvel at the natural world.
Playful activities that involve choice, active engagement and moments of delight are what children need this summer during the pandemic.
The interruption to young children’s learning is happening precisely at a time when developmental gains matter most.
Remote contact with families in the coronavirus emergency is critical, but learning on a screen is not how young children will gain the foundational and developmental skills they need.
Pupils take exams in a Kenyan school.
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Study presents a model that can be scaled to improve learning outcomes and transition rates for young people living in urban informal settlements.
There’s more to learning than content. As long as kids maintain the essential literacy, numeracy and social skills, they will be well placed to pick up content they may have missed later.
Are we failing to challenge the reading
skills in advantaged students?
Years 5-7 typically include the transition from primary to secondary but the reading slowdown can’t just be blamed on this, because numeracy progress has improved. So what’s going on with reading?
Numeracy has real implications for your life.
How mathematically proficient are you? And do you have the skills to back up your level of math confidence? The answers to those questions may have ramifications for your financial and physical health.
NAPLAN’s numeracy testing is not at the same level as the mathematics curriculum students are studying.
The questions in the NAPLAN numeracy tests are often years behind the level of mathematics students following the curriculum are studying that year.
It seems safe to assume One Nation and Greens voters might have differing views on climate change. But can they change their minds in the face of new evidence?
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We asked 252 Australian Greens party supporters and 252 One Nation party supporters to do some simple maths. Their answers changed when we told them it was climate change data.
Paying students to do homework can actually improve their grades.
Research shows small financial incentives for doing maths homework can increase maths achievement. But this raises some tricky ethical questions.
Signs of dyscalculia, also known as a math learning disability or math disorder, can be hard to spot.
Finger counting and struggling to tell the time or use a calendar are all typical signs of dyscalculia – sometimes called ‘maths dyslexia’.
Starting this year, teaching students won’t be able to register as teachers unless they pass a literacy and numeracy test.
Changes to the literacy and numeracy standards for new teachers in Victoria have raised questions about what makes a ‘good’ teacher.
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says NSW will ‘declutter’ the school curriculum in the first review in 30 years.
The NSW government will review the K-12 curriculum over the next 18 months. Simplistic approaches may suggest reducing the number of subjects, but this would be a backward step.
Trends in education suggest an increased focus on the assessment and teaching of thinking skills in the future.
To assess problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills on NAPLAN would fit with broader movements in education internationally, but there are some questions to address first.