Friday, June 24, 2011

Research Roundup

Scientists at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have found that children with math difficulties may lack an intuitive number sense. (Kennedy Krieger Institute)

Educators have long observed that studying over an extended period is more effective than "cramming" to learn material. Scientists in Japan have described the neurological processes that make this so. (Riken Brain Science Institute)

A new study suggests that when individuals are already engaged in active learning or thinking, they perform better on tests of memory. (Science Daily)

New York has released dismal data about the college readiness of graduating high school students throughout the state. (New York Times)

Scientists are getting closer to understanding why self-testing improves memory, especially when students select the correct answer. (Science Daily)

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