I’ve always been under the impression that the students who are good at spelling are also good at math. Something to do with analytical thinking, I surmised.
At yesterday’s great #eltchat on spelling, (see an equally great summary of the chat here!) a few teachers disagreed and thought that if there is any connection at all, it is a negative connection; great spellers were not strong math students.
It seems to me to be a good idea to enlarge the sample and throw the question out into blogosphere. I would be delighted if you could take a moment and answer these two questions:
1) Were you good at spelling when you were a child?
2) Were you good at math when you were a child?