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    Getting children to think intuitively about numbers - by asking them to approximate or compare two sets of objects without counting - enhances their ability to do arithmetic, researchers report.

    Getting children to think intuitively about numbers - by asking them to approximate or compare two sets of objects without counting - enhances their ability to do arithmetic, researchers report.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Getting children to think intuitively about numbers - by asking them to approximate or compare two sets of objects without counting - enhances their ability to do arithmetic, researchers report.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Daniel Hyde, call 217-300-0382; email dchyde@illinois.edu. The paper, “Brief, Non-Symbolic, Approximate Number Practice Enhances Subsequent Exact Symbolic Arithmetic in Children,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.