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**Internet Article:**Vangelova, Luba (March 3 2014)

*, 5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus*, The Atlantic, Retrieved on 2014-03-13

**Folksonomies:**education mathematics

## Memes

13 MAR 2014

## We Teach Kids Mathematics in the Wrong Order

The familiar, hierarchical sequence of math instruction starts with counting, followed by addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division. The computational set expands to include bigger and bigger numbers, and at some point, fractions enter the picture, too. Then in early adolescence, students are introduced to patterns of numbers and letters, in the entirely new subject of algebra. A minority of students then wend their way through geometry, trigonometry and, finally, calculus, w...The slow accumulation of basics turns kids off to the subject.