“Timed” Math Tests Destroy Kids’ Love Of Math

They cause stress, wreck working memory, and don’t even measure math ability very well

A closeup of a pen lying on a page that has math equations printed on it
Photo by Antoine Dautry on Unsplash

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Clive Thompson

I write 2X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”. @clive@saturation.social clive@clivethompson.net