Finger Counting is Good for the Brain!
Not only is it OK for kids to count on their fingers, when combined with counting games, they do much better on math tests. Finger counting is good for the brain!
Students Increase Effectiveness of Reading and Math Interventions with the Addition of BrainWare SAFARI
The majority of students who used BrainWare SAFARI and were provided with a reading intervention received a Rate of Improvement (ROI) score greater than the expected ROI on AIMSweb, as did the students who used BrainWare SAFARI and a math intervention.
Improvement in California State Test Scores Following Cognitive Skills Training
3rd Grade students in the Fillmore Unified School Distrct who used BrainWare SAFARI performed better than a control group on the California state standardized tests.
Cognitive Skills and Biology, History and Literature
This webinar will take attendees beyond the elementary classroom and the priorities of reading and math to more complex, higher-order thinking required for successful performance in academic subjects at the middle and high-school level. Our guest presenter for this webinar is Stacy Harris.
Boys and Girls: How Different Are Their Brains?
“Boys are good at math and science – they’re not very good at attention and emotions. Girls are good at language and reading – they’re not so good at visual
Impact of BrainWare SAFARI Use on Cognitive and Academic Measures in Grades 2-8
All students at Glenwood Academy, a residential program for 2nd- through 8th-grade students from impoverished backgrounds with troubled family situations, used BrainWare SAFARI. Average improvement from the pre-test to the post-test, following 10 weeks of BrainWare SAFARI use, ranged from 0.5 grade equivalents (GE) in 2nd grade to 2.9 GE in 8th grade. Average improvement on the cognitive tests ranged from 1.5 GE in 2nd grade to a high of 3.0 GE in 7th grade. The results showed a clear relationship between the improvement in underlying attention, memory and other cognitive processes and performance on academic tests.
Cognitive Skills and Math
While reading difficulties have been studied extensively in the last few decades, difficulties learning math have received less attention. Math disabilities, however, are as common as reading disabilities at 5 to 8% of the population1. Like reading disabilities, math disabilities may have multiple causes and dimensions. There is growing evidence that underlying cognitive processes play a significant role in math performance. This paper discussed the different types of cognitive skills involved in common math disabilities and the role of cognitive training in addressing weaknesses in those skill areas.