Yes and this is good news.
A program designed to help fourth and fifth graders use mindfulness techniques in the school setting has had some unexpected results.
The students were taught breathing techniques and movement exercises. As it turns out, these kids showed progress, as expected, in managing their stress, and were more optimistic and helpful.
They were better liked by other kids!
The unexpected benefit was that they performed better on math tests. It’s likely the case that they were more present and relaxed and actually paid attention to the math signs and the computational process.
Math anxiety is a serious issue, resulting in what appear to be careless errors. In reality, mistakes come from working fast to get it done and get away from it.
Mindfulness plays a significant role in performing well on tests. Look into it for your student.
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