Children born before 32 weeks of gestation were three and a half times more likely to have difficulty with math compared with children born full-term, according to a German study in the Journal of Pediatrics. Small-for-gestational-age infants, regardless of whether they were born prematurely or full term, also were more likely to have poorer math skills, possibly due to changes in brain development, researchers said.
Research ties premature birth to poorer math skills
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