– 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 surroundings.

– Thanks to this basic skill, preschoolers are capable of the most elementary algebra. But, as they get more into the educational process, mathematics becomes a lot harder and their instincts with numbers are replaced by rule-based problem solving.


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