How linguistic differences affect early math skills

12/17/2013 | Counsel & Heal

Children learning to count are more likely to understand the meaning of "two" if their native language includes "dual markers" for plural words, according to a recent international study. The study focused on how young children, ages 2 to 4, from Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and the U.S. learn math. "The findings emphasize the importance of children's experience of number[s] within natural language, outside the counting routine that we often prioritize," said Chris Donlan, supervisor of the study.

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