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Good Stories, Good Math

Preschoolers who can tell good stories develop good mathematical skills by the first grade

8:19am, November 8, 2007

Spinning a good yarn may seem to have little to do with mathematics, but a new study suggests otherwise. Preschoolers who tell stories that include many different perspectives do better in math two years later than those who stick to one simple perspective. The researchers believe that the study may highlight a deep connection between mathematical ability and narrative skills.

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