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By Science News

While testing was done on 5- or 6-year-old children, it would be interesting to see if this intuitive skill persists after these students are exposed to standard mathematical instruction in the higher grades. I suspect that the answer will be no, as students restricted to a method of learning math will be deprived of this original ability.

*Nelson MaransSilver Spring, Md.*

*Keith ProppColorado Springs, Colo.*

*Dale FishelIndianapolis, Ind.*