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Learning to code does not need good maths skills

It’s an old Earthling tale, that to become a Computer Programmer (or ‘coder’) requires the child to have strong skills in maths. Well, recent research has shown that this is not the case.

“New research from the University of Washington finds that a natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge, or numeracy. That’s because writing code also involves learning a second language, an ability to learn that language’s vocabulary and grammar, and how they work together to communicate ideas and intentions. Other cognitive functions tied to both areas, such as problem-solving and the use of working memory, also play key roles.”

To find out more, take a look at this article.