Girls do badly at math when told boys better: study

By Belinda Goldsmith

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Telling girls that boys are better than they are at mathematics can irritate them so much that it negatively impacts their performance, according to a U.S. study.

Researchers from three U.S. universities found that the threat of stereotypes could create worries that undermined the women’s short-term memory system needed for problem solving



The Times Of India: Now, parents have to carry bagful of money

The Times of India, Hyderabad | 9 May, 2007 | Mridula Chunduri

While the government is yet to come up with a mechanism to regulate the fee structure in private schools in the state, the schools are making the most of this lean period and earning a quick buck in the form of hiked fee.

The Hindu: Students’ performance in Math remain grim

The Hindu
January 9, 2007

The survey conducted by an NGO, Pratham, in which students were tested on arithmetic, writing, reading and comprehension, showed that about 60 per cent of students at Standard I and II could recognise numbers or do more mathematics. At Standard 3 to 5, only 65 per cent of the students could do subtraction.

Spark Guru Launched

Our first service offering, Spark Guru, was launched in Hyderabad on April 8. The event was attended by more than three hundred teachers, school owners and celebrities.
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Spark Guru April 8-2007 Launch