Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Good News for Some of our Kids: Math Performance Can Predict Your Future

Your high school math performance can predict your future salary.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took advanced math in high school.
If you ever thought about skipping algebra class, here's a big reason not to: Higher achievement in math is correlated to higher salaries later in life.
Regardless of high school graduation status, students who complete advanced math courses like algebra II and geometry have been later found to earn $1.30 to $1.66 more per hour than students that didn't reach that level. In a 40-hour week, that means you could make an additional $66 if you paid attention in class.

I know so many kids with ASD who are math wiz's that I thought this might be encouraging for some of you.

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