Date: Oct 25, 2013 7:28 PM
Author: Wayne Bishop
Subject: Re: The monkey-sense is more important than you think.

Could be, dunno.  In the early grades, competent reading trumps 
everything else but competence in arithmetic through ordinary
fractions with plenty of ratio and proportion problems, is (always
speaking statistically) essential for success in secondary math. Beyond that:

Clifford Adelman's "Answers in the Toolbox" (US Dept of Ed)

And its update:

Adelman, C., The Toolbox Revisited: Paths to Degree Completion From
High School Through College
Us Dept. of Education 2006. It says "order online at


At 08:52 AM 10/25/2013, Louis Talman wrote:
>On Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:56:09 -0600, Wayne Bishop <>

>> a solid math base greases the skids for later academic success, even in
>>non-math disciplines

>You're contradicting Bob, here.
>--Louis A. Talman
> Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
> Metropolitan State University of Denver
> <>