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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Long Reach of early math skills

How much do early math skills really affect a child's opportunity to be successful?
Does reading matter more than math?
Do school-entry and K-5 math skills affect

  • overall achievement
  • high school completion
  • college enrollment
  • crime in early adulthood?
You might be very surprised at the answers.

Greg Duncan from the University of California at Irvine has been studying these questions and now has definitive data for each. Check out a slideshow of his results.

If the slideshow catches your attention and you'd like to read more, check out these articles that discuss more of his findings

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