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Bad at maths? Blame it to your parents

The Indian Express – Staff Writer

“If mathematics give you nightmares then stop feeling guilty as parents who excel at mathematics produce children who would also excel in the subject, says a study. The study specifically explored inter-generational transmission — the concept of parental influence on an offspring’s behaviour or psychology — in mathematic capabilities. “Our findings suggest an intuitive sense for numbers has been passed down knowingly or unknowingly from parent to child. Meaning, the math skills of parents tend to ‘rub off’ on their children,” said lead researcher Melissa E. Libertus, Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US.”(more)

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