Podcast: The Connection Between First-Grade Skills and Math Success

September 23, 2011

In this podcast features David Geary, professor of psychological sciences at Missouri and lead researcher for "Cognitive Predictors of Achievement Growth in Mathematics: A Five Year Longitudinal Study" to find out more. It discusses if there was a "mathematics equivalent" to students needing to be proficient readers by the end of third grade. He said that while we don't know as much about mathematics as we do about reading, what we do know suggests that the "end of kindergarten/beginning of first grade" would be the equivalent. "Kids who start formal schooling behind other kids in mathematics are very likely to stay behind all the way through high school."

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