But it doesn’t really tell us which came first.
Go on, Laura.
I mean, if someone’s born with good approximate number sense, um, does that cause them to be good at math, or the other way around?
If a person develops math ability, you know, and really studies formal mathematics, does ANS somehow improve?
Those are very good questions, and I don’t think they were answered in these experiments.
But...wait. ANS can improve? Oh, that’s right, you said that before...even though it’s innate, it can improve.
So wouldn’t it be important for teachers in grade schools to...
Teach ANS? But shouldn’t the questions Laura just posed be answered first?
Before we make teaching decisions based on the idea that having a good approximate number sense helps you learn formal mathematics...