How Math Classes Could Make Your Kid Richer Later In Life

Jul 30, 2017 | Pasadena

There's some good and bad news when it comes to your kids' math homework. A new study found that kids who take more math make more money than kids who don't, later on in life. So, good news if your child is killing it at algebra. If not, well, all hope is not lost, obviously. But it is some interesting data.

About 15 years after they graduated, the average earnings increased about 10 percent for every single year of extra math classes. It's not like more math makes people smarter, Goodman said. But knowing basic math concepts helped "high school graduates to pursue and excel at jobs that required some level of computational knowledge."

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