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Can It Equal 100%

3% of your life!

That's how much of your life of 75 years is devoted to learning how to read. The 3% is traced to the assumption that we spend four years in grades K-3 immersed in reading instruction--720 days based on 180 school days/year.

Task 1: Do you agree with the logic used in determining the 720 days? Explain.

Task 2: What fraction of your life is devoted to learning mathematics? Explain your reasoning.

Source: Edutopia, June/July 2005, p. 13