Question Sheet: Wired for Math


Before reading:

  1. When do you think that you started to understand how to add numbers? What

    helped you to learn how to add?

  2. Why do you think that some people are better at math than other people are?

During reading:

  1. Elizabeth Spelke says, "Our brains seem to come equipped with systems for

    estimating amounts and doing arithmetic." Explain why she makes this statement.

  2. Why is Spelke interested in learning about children's "inborn sense of


  3. What does it mean that "a number i...

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