A recent blog article published in the New York Times shows how meditation improves math grades.
New research shows that the benefits of meditation for elementary school age children go beyond just helping them to feel calmer. A recent four month long study of fourth and fifth graders showed that they also have measurable improvements in working memory and cognitive flexibility, which leads to better math grades. Another study of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that was published in the journal Mindfulness found similar results. Further, an eight week study of school age children in Korea showed a measurable lessening of aggression, stress levels, and social anxiety.
Researchers have concluded that meditation has the potential to change the function and even the structure of the brain, with positive results of academic success.
Find out more here about teaching meditative techniques to children in the New York Times article.