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Early Childhood Mathematics Intervention

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Science  19 Aug 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6045, pp. 968-970
DOI: 10.1126/science.1204537

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Abstract

Preschool and primary grade children have the capacity to learn substantial mathematics, but many children lack opportunities to do so. Too many children not only start behind their more advantaged peers, but also begin a negative trajectory in mathematics. Interventions designed to facilitate their mathematical learning during ages 3 to 5 years have a strong positive effect on these children’s lives for many years thereafter.

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