Math abilities may be set in the first grade

By tvgnus   Follow   Wed, 27 Feb 2013, 7:32am   153 views   3 comments
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Children who failed to acquire a basic math skill in first grade scored far behind their peers by the seventh grade on a test of the mathematical abilities needed to function in adult life, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health.

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  1. CaptainShuddup

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    1   7:54am Wed 27 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    I always sucked at Math in school. It wasn't until I became an adult and had to use Math in an applied way, that I found I actually do have a knack for it.

    I just didn't give a fuck how many Jelly beans Jack had after returned from behind the tree with Jill.

  2. BoomAndBustCycle

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    2   9:15am Wed 27 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Makes sense... I excelled in every subject in school, but math bored me. I started to daydream when my teacher was teaching fractions... I fell behind a bit. Everything builds on everything else. Especially once you hit Algebra and Calculus... It's easy to be missing one tiny bit of information and get totally lost. It was frustrating and I gave up on Math and stopped after Pre-Calculus. Later in life, i find finances much more interesting. I remember talking about the stock market in a class ever so briefly...

    Deriving formulas and simplifying equations with a pages of chicken scratch never interested me. I remember losing interest in Algebra II or Physics... Teachers just scribbled on the bored endlessly talking to themselves. They seemed to teach specifically to the few students in the class that could keep up. In retrospect, I think a tutor would have really helped me stay on top of things, since i was a chronic daydreamer. One on one attention would have been much more effective.

    I know with my children, the first sign of difficulty in a subject, they'll be getting a tutor.

  3. postbubblesucess


    3   5:41am Thu 28 Feb 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    I count money like a champ.

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