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Number system knowledge is the ability to relate a quantity to the numerical symbol that represents it, and to manipulate quantities and make calculations. For example, the 3dots shown can be represented by the numeral three and that 3 is made up of 2 and 1.

Number system knowledge is the ability to relate a quantity to the numerical symbol that represents it, and to manipulate quantities and make calculations. For example, the 3dots shown can be represented by the numeral three and that 3 is made up of 2 and 1.

 

A low score on the assessment of number system knowledge in first grade significantly increased a student’s risk of getting a low functional numeracy score as a teenager. Starting with poor number knowledge can put children so far behind that they never catch up, the researchers reported.

A low score on the assessment of number system knowledge in first grade significantly increased a student’s risk of getting a low functional numeracy score as a teenager. Starting with poor number knowledge can put children so far behind that they never catch up, the researchers reported.
Last Updated Date: 02/25/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 02/25/2013