Study: Strong basic math skills key to later learning

Posted: 9/9/13 - Minnesota Public Radio

A new study from the University of Minnesota finds students who struggle to understand basic number concepts in early grades continue to make uncommon mistakes in math later on.

"The nature of the errors that some of these children were making in 8th grade suggests some continued misconceptions about numbers," said Michele Mazzocco, the study's author and professor at the University of Minnesota's Institute for Child Development.

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