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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
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Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

September 16, 2008
CONTACT: Lisa De Nike
(443) 287-9960

Test Your Approximate Number Sense
New York Times interactive feature recreates
Johns Hopkins study, lets you test yourself

The New York Times ran a story Sept. 16 featuring Krieger School of Arts and Sciences research that shows a link between "approximate number sense," the ability to quickly and accurately make numerical estimates, and ability in formal mathematics.

The Times also posted an online feature allowing you to try your hand at the same task that was given to the teenagers who participated in the study.

spots before their eyes
"Spots Before Their Eyes"

Read about the research in a Johns Hopkins news release or in the New York Times story.

Then try the Times' version of the research task here.