Monthly Archives: July 2014

Fainting by numbers: the science of math anxiety

Daniel Willingham, whose long-running column “Ask the cognitive scientist” in the American Educator is always worth a read, writes in his blog (here) about math anxiety, reporting on a survey of the literature by Sian Beilock and himself.  It’s worth … Continue reading

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Only Connect

Valerie Strauss’s blog (the “Answer Sheet”) this week tells you something you probably know already, but in a way that you may find useful, owing to the research it describes:  Education reform is something that happens to people in relationships, … Continue reading

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Argument and arguments

Arthur Camins’s blog offers an energetic discussion of the importance of argumentation in science, math, and STEM education here . His post then goes on to contrast the intellectual values which argumentation incorporates with the assumptions of mainstream education “reform,” and … Continue reading

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