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The positive impact of preschool on math learning

You can’t start math learning too early. At DreamBox Learning, we believe that every student can excel in math, no matter where they live, or who they are. We also believe that the earlier math learning begins, the better, and there have been studies that support that thinking.

Early math learning is important. Once again, in a report released just this Monday, December 9, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international group that promotes economic progress released results that show, on the whole, students who attended preschool perform more than 20 points better on the exam, even after accounting for socio-economic differences.

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The x-axis of this graph ranks, in descending order, which countries had students with PISA scores most deeply impacted by preschool attendance.

The y-axis shows the depth of this impact in terms of score point differences.
Filled white and green bars indicate that score point differences were statistically significant, while hollow bars indicate otherwise.

What do you think about early math education?

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