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Better Math Instruction, Fewer Learning Issues?

I'm hoping that as math instruction improves and becomes more "brain-friendly," we'll see fewer kids struggling in math.
When I was in my doctoral program, I was amazed at some of the research coming out on kids’ understanding of math concepts. We assume that children all learn pretty much the same math at roughly the same ages, and that they learn these concepts in math class.
In fact, there’s a wide natural variation, and not necessarily a lot of correlation between the math kids are taught in school and the math they actually know.
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