Why Your 4-Year-Old Is As Smart as Nate Silver
"As we get older [the beliefs we bring to a problem], rationally enough, get stronger and stronger. We rely more on what we already know, or think we know, and less on new data. In some studies we’re doing in my lab now, my colleagues and I found that the very fact that children know less makes them able to learn more."
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Recent research suggests that young children’s first ideas about math might be in the form of very basic statistics.