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The Impact of Language on the Development of Mathematical Thinking

The Impact of Language on the Development of Mathematical Thinking

As several research studies suggest, our native language can influence the way in which problem-solving areas develop in our brain. In this fashion, the native language may determine how our brain solves mathematical puzzles.

Likewise, some experts also warn that different teaching methods across cultures or our genetics may have prepared the brains of Chinese and English speakers, for example, to solve equations differently. How does language affect our ability to do math and arithmetic?

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