Like a Sponge podcast: The M-Word
Essential? No doubt. Well-loved? Oh, please. In the first episode of Like a Sponge, GreatSchools' new podcast for parents on the science of learning, we explore why math fills so many Americans with fear and loathing, and what experts are doing to change the math story for your child.
Is your child being tracked in math?
The answer is likely yes – even if you don’t know what track your child’s on, where it’s leading, or what it means for your child’s education.
Simone's math problem
A 7-year-old girl is humiliated by her teacher after failing a math test. How many years will it take to cure her math anxiety, an educational illness that plagues millions?
Red flags of a learning issue
How do you know if your child is struggling with a learning issue? Learn to read the clues.
Are we teaching math all wrong?
Here’s why the math education your children need is most likely not what their school is teaching.
Minority students and STEM
Local program with links to UC Berkeley and Stanford strives to close STEM achievement gap.
Music and your child's mind
Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.
Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?