Children's math skills could predict achievements

Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-29 08:00:46-05

A new study shows children's math knowledge in preschool may predict their later achievement.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University tested over 500 low-income preschoolers in six areas of math.

Those who scored high in patterning, comparing quantities and counting, tended to do well in fifth grade math.

What had less of an impact was the preschoolers' understanding of shapes, written numbers and calculating.