Category: Early Learning

Preschoolers Are Able to Do Elementary Algebra

- According to Melissa Kibbe, a psychologist from Johns Hopkins University, our approximate number system makes it possible for us to learn early how to count and then do math, including algebra and trigonometry. Humans, like the majority of animals, have the innate capacity to estimate the number of objects in their …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #179: The First Five Years of Life…

           

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #178: Your Environment Is Your Destiny…

       

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Why Do So Many Smart Kids Hate Math? What Can Smart Parents Do About It?

The number of smart kids who dislike math is worrying. A huge contributing factor is that many parents – even smart parents – steer clear of mathematics. With the focus schools and employers have nowadays on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) courses and skills, it is crucially important for …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #177: The Sooner a Child Begins Learning…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #176: Praise the Child’s Effort…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #175: What a 5-Year-Old Should Know…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #174: Spending Time with your Child…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #173: The Achievement Gap…

       

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Early Proficiency in Math and Language Arts Is Crucial

- Canada is no longer in the global top 10 of math scores. Anne Hopkinson, a former elementary school teacher, says that the Canadian approach to math education makes no sense – the primary curriculum being too extensive and not focusing enough on the fundamental skills. Do really young children need …
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