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Parents Should Talk About Math Early and Often With Their Children
November 9, 2010
The amount of time parents spend talking about numbers has a much bigger impact on how young children learn mathematics than was previously known. For example, children whose parents talked more about numbers were much more likely to understand the number principle that states that the size of a set of objects is determined by the last number reached when counting the set.
University of Chicago
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