Could an underdeveloped math skill from elementary school be delaying your career development right now? Vivian Giang writes for Business Insider with the answer.
Have you ever heard of “number system knowledge?” It is the ability to “conceptualize a numeral as a symbol for a quantity and understand systematic relationships between numbers,” which is another way of saying you can understand how the dots on dice add up to represent a number. Lack of number literacy in this context has been linked to reduced employment opportunities, and in fact one in five US adults does not have eighth grade math competency. To decide if it is time to bone up on the essentials, read Giang’s full article here: http://www.businessinsider.com/low-math-scores-are-a-problem-plaguing-jobseekers-in-america-2013-4