Posted 1 month ago
By Associated Press
Now, scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.
The take-home advice: drilling your kids on simple addition and multiplication may pay off.
Healthy children start making that switch between counting to what’s called fact retrieval when they’re 8 years old to 9 years old, when they’re still working on fundamental addition and subtraction.
How well kids make that shift to memory-based problem-solving is known to predict their ultimate math achievement.