If you are not doing well in your career right now, let me ask you a question…
How well did you do in math in Primary School?
Israel became the youngest person in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham to Pass GCSE Maths at only 8 years old, so he seems to have a good head-start.
In a research by Tutoring Expert, they found striking and revealing answers to How Mathematical Ability Predicts Career Success.
Here’s one of the striking findings:
Of 1037 men and women (13 year olds when the research was started in 1970) 25% – 40% earned doctorate degrees compared with less than 2% of the American population.
Even more surprising is that
a study involving 16,387 children shows no correlation between behavioural problems in elementary school and subsequent scholastic achievement, but early math skills play a big role.
See the full infographic below plus a summary from theundercoverrecruiter
Breaking the curve
In the 1970’s = sample of US 13 year olds who were good at maths. Results:
- 2.3% became top executives
- 7572 academic articles were written by 25% of the students.
- Children have a lack of opportunity to learn substantial mathematics.
- Children begin with a negative trajectory towards mathematics.
- There is predictive power in early mathematics.
- Pre school maths knowledge predicts success in high school.
- Mathematics predicts later reading achievement!
- Teachers underestimate children’s ability.
- Children with maths problems were 13% less likely to graduate from high school.
- All students need a maths intervention.
- 58% of adults cannot compute a 10% tip on food bills.
- 78% of adults cannot calculate miles per gallon.
People on reddit – How children should learn math
- Buy children lego.
- Ask children questions that involve estimation and math.
- Get children music lessons.
- Teach them to play chess.
- Let them cut the pizza.
- Teach them Origami.
- Buy them card game sets.