We can expect a four year old to know addition and subtraction, but what about trigonometry? A four year old in will be learning the basics of math in some countries, yet, a four in other countries are learning the intro to Sine, Cosine, and Tangent (trigonometry). Stating this, why can’t all four year olds learn at the same rate?
Actually, they can. Let’s picture a grade 1 student learning about taxes, and then they’re advanced to mortgages in grade two and by grade 3 they’re playing the stock market. It’s not too far-fetched when considering that Warren Buffet started playing the stock market at the age of 10.
Yes, some children develop differently than others, but we can never know until we test their full potential. Just imagine that knowledge about taxes will be just as common as addition, and information about mortgages will be just as common as you reading this article.
We might assume that young students will not be able to comprehend this information, but then again, we also thought that a 3 year old wouldn’t be able to operate a tablet.
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