Do You Speak Multiple Languages? You May Be Better At Math Than Others

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    Do You Speak Multiple Languages? You May Be Better At Math Than Others

    Are you concerned that your math skills are worse than your other classmates? Well in reality if you speak multiple languages, you are more likely to be superior in math skills than those who don’t speak multiple languages.

    People who speak a single language might have flair in their native language but research shows that people like yourself who speak multiple languages are better off in understanding non language tasks such as “add x to y”. Andrea Stocco and Chantel S. Prat of the University of Washington found that people who spoke multiple languages were on an average half a second faster in doing mental analysis of those instructions than people who spoke a single language.

    So, what does this mean for you? The fact that you speak multiple languages is an asset for you. You are better equipped to compete with other students who speak only one language.