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Lack of math education negatively affects adolescent brain and cognitive development

Adolescents who stopped studying maths exhibited greater disadvantage - compared with peers who continued studying maths - in terms of brain and cognitive development, according to a new study.

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Academics awarded £93k to develop novel board game that aims to improve children’s numeracy skills

Could a board game aimed at counting be the solution to improving numeracy in the classroom.

Loughborough University’s Centre for Mathematical Cognition have been awarded £93,703 by the Nuffield Foundation to design a board game for children aged four to five that involves counting up and down, with emphasis on the latter.

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Teachers could be over or underestimating the effectiveness of education studies

Teachers could be over or underestimating the effectiveness of education studies because of how they are presented

The way that some education studies are presented could give teachers unrealistic expectations about what they might be able to achieve in the classroom, according to new research.

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