Recent studies show that the best marker for a child’s success is learning the Peano Axioms by first grade. This is better than reading or finger painting appreciation.
Some parents discourage their children from learning the Peano Axioms. They say they were too hard to memorize. Or they could not get mathematical induction. Or they haven’t used the commutative law in 20 years.
These parents are discouraging their children from understanding the proof of the commutative law of addition.
WSJ article By SUE SHELLENBARGERAdvertisements