SILC Press for 2011

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♦ Press coverage for SILC generated research on: Children’s spatial thinking: Does talk about the spatial world matter? by Shannon M. Pruden, Susan C. Levine (Co-PI) and Janellen Huttenlocher. [DOI]. Retrieved March 28, 2012:

  1. Using words like big and small teaches infants spatial skills (The Telegraph)   Open .pdf document
  2. Study: Early spatial term use important (UPI.com)   Open .pdf document
  3. Talking About Size, Shape May Aid Math Skills (US News and World Report)   Open .pdf document
  4. Study: Early spatial term use important (dalje.com)   Open .pdf document
  5. Talking About Size, Shape May Aid Math Skills (DoctorsLounge)   Open .pdf document
  6. Big, Little, Tall and Tiny: Words That Promote Important Spatial Skills (vAdvert.co.uk)   Open .pdf document
  7. Specific words can promote spatial skills in kids (ummid.com)   Open .pdf document
  8. Specific words can promote spatial skills in kids (Daily News and Analysis)   Open .pdf document
  9. Learning spatial terms improves children's spatial skills (HealthCanal.com)   Open .pdf document
  10. Learning spatial terms improves children's spatial skills (MedicalXpress)   Open .pdf document
  11. Big, Little, Tall and Tiny: Words That Promote Important Spatial Skills (nsf.gov)   Open .pdf document
  12. Learning words about size, shape may improve spatial skills in kids (News Track India)   Open .pdf document
  13. Children Latch On To Parents Vocabulary Of Spatial Words (redOrbit)   Open .pdf document
  14. Learning spatial terms improves children's spatial skills (Science Codex)   Open .pdf document
  15. Big, Little, Tall and Tiny: Learning Spatial Terms Improves Children's Spatial Skills (Science Daily)   Open .pdf document
  16. Words that enhance spatial skills in kids (The Times of India)   Open .pdf document
  17. Learning words about size, shape may improve spatial skills in kids (truthdive)   Open .pdf document
  18. Kids' spatial skills improve if exposed to certain words (msn news)   Open .pdf document
  19. Article: Kids' Spatial Skills Improve When Parents Use Certain Words (LiveScience)   Open .pdf document
  20. Parents: Your Words Matter: Hearing talk about the spatial world improves children’s problem solving (Psychology Today)   Open .pdf document
  21. ‘Small’ talk improves kids’ spatial skills (Futurity)   Open .pdf document
  22. Learning shapes early helps with maths (health24)   Open .pdf document

♦ (12/27/2011). Building blocks help kids learn. CNN, Breaking News Videos. Retrieved January 4, 2012. Description of the video from the website: Susan Hendricks reports on a study that finds kids who play with blocks do better in the sciences later in life.

♦ Leopold, Wendy (10/20/2011). Obama Taps Hedges for Key Education Post: Larry Hedges nominated to National Board for Education Sciences. Northwestern University Newscenter. Retrieved October 25, 2011. Larry Hedges is a SILC Co-PI. Open .pdf document

♦ Demski, Jennifer (9/12/11). Map Quests. The Journal: Transforming Education through Technology. Retrieved September 15, 2011. The article highlights the research of SILC Faculty Member, Bob Kolvoord and the Geospatial Semester Program. Open .pdf document

♦  Press coverage for SILC-generated research on: Number without a language model by Elizabeth Spaepen, Marie Coppola, Elizabeth S. Spelke, Susan E. Carey and Susan Goldin-Meadow (Co-PI). On line in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), [DOI] February 7, 2011.Retrieved February 8, 2011.

  1. Without language, numbers make no sense    Open .pdf document
  2. Sign language may play an important role in learning numbers   Open .pdf document
  3. Words help people form mathematical concepts   Open .pdf document
  4. Words help people form mathematical concepts (Medical News Today)   Open .pdf document
  5. Words help people form mathematical concepts (with Video) (Physorg.com)   Open .pdf document   Archived Webpage with video
  6. Language May Play Important Role in Learning the Meanings of Numbers   Open .pdf document
  7. Language May Play Important Role in Learning the Meanings of Numbers (NSF PR)   Open .pdf document
  8. Language important for Learning Meaning of Numbers (Softpedia)   Open .pdf document
  9. Taal onmisbaar bij leren tellen   Open .pdf document
  10. Words help people form mathematical concepts (Machines Like Us)   Open .pdf document
  11. Words help people form mathematical concepts (e!Science)   Open .pdf document
  12. Words help people form mathematical concepts (ScienceBlog)   Open .pdf document
  13. Words help people form mathematical concepts (innovations report)   Open .pdf document
  14. Zahlen sind nur durch Sprache zu begreifen   Open .pdf document

Retrieved February 9, 2011:

  1. Sprache ist der Schlüssel zur Mathematik   Open .pdf document
  2. Eine Sprache ohne Zahlen   Open .pdf document
  3. Die ethischen Banken boomen   Open .pdf document
  4. Language May Play Important Role in Learning the Meanings of Numbers (Sourcews.com)
  5. Sprachlos und zahllos   Open .pdf document
  6. Language may play key role in learning meanings of numbers (B4Uindia.com)   Open .pdf document
  7. El lenguaje ayuda a entender las Matemáticas   Open .pdf document
  8. Language Essential For Understanding Large Numbers   Open .pdf document
  9. Study: Math Skills Rely on Language, Not Just Logic (with Video)   Open .pdf document   Link for video
  10. Words help people form mathematical concepts (PsyPost)   Open .pdf document
  11. Language may play important role in learning the meanings of numbers (Scientific Computing)   Open .pdf document
  12. Language May Play Important Role in Learning the Meanings of Numbers (WebWire)   Open .pdf document
  13. Language may play key role in learning meanings of numbers (NewsTrackIndia)   Open .pdf document
  14. Words Make Sense of Numbers   Open .pdf document
  15. Number without a language model (2010)   Open .pdf document
  16. Language's Important Role in Learning the Meanings of Numbers   Open .pdf document
  17. Zahlenverständnis braucht Zahlwörter   Open .pdf document
  18. Angka Matematika Lebih Dari Tiga Butuh Bahasa   Open .pdf document
  19. Without Language, Large Numbers Don't Add Up (NPR: Morning Edition)   Open .pdf document   MP3 file

Retrieved February 10, 2011:

  1. Counting may be cultural, not innate   Open .pdf document
  2. Numbers make no sense to people who can't speak a language, scientists claim   Open .pdf document
  3. Study: Why language has more to do with math than you think   Open .pdf document
  4. Language, number concepts seen as linked   Open .pdf document
  5. Language May Play Important Role in Learning the Meanings of Numbers (BrightSurf.com)   Open .pdf document
  6. Language is necessary to understand numbers, study finds   Open .pdf document
  7. Language May Play Important Role in Learning the Meanings of Numbers (WebNewsWire)   Open .pdf document

Retrieved April 7, 2011:

  1. Language May Play Important Role in Learning the Meanings of Numbers (Science Magazine)   Open .pdf document

♦  Hilary Hurd Anyaso (Posting Date: January 19, 2011). The More You Know A Place, The More Likely Your Memory Will Play Spatial Tricks. Medical News Today. David Uttal (SILC Faculty Member) and Alinda Friedman (SILC Spatial Network Member) are quoted in this article. Retrieved January 27, 2011 from:
   website link: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/214016.php
   Archived webpage   Open .pdf document

♦  Ramirez, G. and Beilock, S. L. (2011). Writing About Testing Worries Boosts Exam Performance in the Classroom. Science, 331(14:6014), 211-213. Retrieved January 13, 2011 from:
   website link: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6014/211.full?sid=445fc5b0-2bcc-4567-affa-330cfa5aa9eb
   DOI: /10.1126/science.1199427   Open .pdf document

♦  Research from our researchers that was done before our SILC project began that supports our SILC theme of malleability has been chosen for inclusion in the 25th Anniversary Virtual Issue of Applied Cognitive Psychology: 25 years of Applied Cognitive Psychology:
Durable and generalized effects of spatial experience on mental rotation: Gender differences in growth patterns by M. S. Terlecki, N. S. Newcombe (PI), & M. Little (2008). Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22, 996–1013 with commentary (pages S253–S271).

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