Kids and The Cone of Learning

Cindy Posted May 18, 2012
by Cindy


Edgar Dale originally developed the Cone of Experience in 1969.

Since then, many variations of the cone have been created, but one of our favorites is from Robert Kiyosaki‘s book Financial IQ. Robert's Cone of Learning states that after two weeks we tend to retain:

  • 10% of what we read
  • 20% of what we hear
  • 30% of what we see
  • 50% of what we hear and see
  • 70% of what we say
  • and 90% of what we say and do.


Regardless of the specifics, we intuitively agree with the general premise.

 Cone of Learning

Impact on TrueSmarts:

Because kids and adults alike retain more information when they say and do something, rote learning is practically nonexistent within TrueSmarts' activities.

We believe that it is important that kids get out and do things in order to fully integrate the important financial and business lessons that you are trying to teach. That's why we have aggregated a wide variety of say and do type of activities which you can use to instantly engage your kids and maximize their understanding.

Types of activities that will make the most of your child's retention include business, presentation, game, public speaking, and project related activities.

Check them out and start today!   

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