Math is a real brain bender
Learning mathematics may make the brain reorganize the way it works
By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM December 10, 2008
Practicing arithmetic may cause the brain to restructure its processes, helping kids move from rough estimates to symbolic, precise math at older ages.
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Don’t feel bad if it took forever to wrap your brain around math. Mastering arithmetic requires major reorganization in the way the brain works.
As kids grow up, the parts of the brain used to do math problems change. In elementary school kids, a region of the brain called the prefrontal cortex lights up while doing arithmet...
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