Good News: U.S. Kids Ready for Math Earlier Than Thought

The Washington Post reports that new research shows that children as young as 3 can understand the meaning and value of multi-digit numbers and might be more ready for direct math instruction when they begin formal schooling than previously believed.

This research comes at a great time. Teachers, policymakers and government officials have been increasingly dismayed by U.S. students’ math performance on internationally benchmarked exams.

 

 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/quick-whats-bigger-36-or-306-ask-a-3-year-old/2013/12/17/14884598-675c-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html

 

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