AK Whitney

A.K. Whitney is a journalist with 20 years of experience in print and online. She has also written for publications including Ms., Paste, Cosmopolitan, XOJane, Bitch, Mental Floss, and Alternet.

Your Kids Will Love Doing Math This Summer (If You Do Too)
13 August, 2019
In summertime, the living is easy, but making sure your children don’t forget all themath [https://www.noodle.com/topics/math]they learned in the past school year is hard. Still, just as you work to keep them interested in reading by having books around the house, you can keep them interested in numbers by helping them see the math that’s all around them — and how they, and you, use it every day. Here are a few tips to do just that. I cannot guarantee zero resistance, but I’ve seen lots of fam
Parents, Beware: Your Math Anxiety May Be Contagious
10 November, 2017
Students whose parents tried to offer substantial help with homework, despite their own reported discomfort with the subject, learned less math and were more anxious about the subject by the end of the year than those students who had less help from anxious parents. *** If you’re not a fan of math, it may be time to stop helping your kids with their homework. A study published this past summer by researchers at the University of Chicago showed that math anxiety is passed from generation to ge
Your Kids Will Love Doing Math This Summer (If You Do Too)
28 June, 2017
In summertime, the living is easy, but making sure your children don’t forget all the math they learned in the past school year can be hard. Still, just as you work to keep them interested in reading by having books around the house, you can keep them interested in numbers by helping them see the math that’s all around them — and how they, and you, use it every day. Here are a few tips to do just that. I cannot guarantee zero resistance, but I’ve seen lots of families have great results with th
8 Math Apps Students Of All Ages Need To Download
12 June, 2017
There are many apps and computer programs that make numbers fun for all ages, and provide the help we need when we’re stuck. Here are a few suggestions for children young and old(er): Young Children Counting Caterpillar [http://bellamon.com/countingcaterpillar/] (Bellmon; iOS — $1.99) Preschoolers and kindergarteners can practice their counting and nurture their inner entomologists with this visually interesting game, which has players figure out how many aphids (small insects) it takes to sat