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Maths and Maths Learning Difficulties

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Sep'16

Building Blocks Activate Spatial Ability in Children Better than Board Games

Research from Indiana University has found that structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board games. The study measured the relative impact of two games -- a structured block-building game and a word-spelling board game -- on children's spatial processing...

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17

Aug'16

Babies’ Spatial Reasoning Predicts Later Maths Skills, Longitudinal Study Finds

Previous research has shown that superior spatial aptitude at 13 years of age predicts professional and creative accomplishments in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths more than 30 years later. Now a new study shows spatial reasoning measured in infancy predicts how children do at maths at four years of age.

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15

Aug'16

Mathematical Difficulties Related to Poor Visual Perception and Memory

While improving the quality of teaching and education provided is certainly a key to improving numeracy, there's more involved than just that. A study, conducted at the Ohio State University College of Optometry was designed to determine whether or not performance on tests of visual perception could predict the children with poor current achievement in mathematics...

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04

Mar'16

Dyscalculia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Dyscalculia, which means inability to calculate, is the most widely used term for disabilities in arithmetic and mathematics. Dyscalculia symptoms include: poor understanding of the signs +, -, ÷ and x, or may confuse these mathematical symbols...

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29

Oct'15

Maths Learning Difficulties Are Real

When talking about learning difficulties many people assume that we are referring to a reading difficulty. We often hear the saying, “A learning problem is a reading problem.” This, of course, is not true. Among students classified as learning disabled, arithmetic difficulties are as prevalent as reading problems.

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15

Sep'15

Presentation: The Importance of Cognitive Skills in Maths Education

Learning is a stratified process, in which one skill needs to be properly mastered before other subsequent skills can be learned. When it comes to mathematics, mastering certain cognitive skills is a prerequisite for learning maths.

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15

Mar'15

Solving the Maths Problem

Shockingly low mathematics results at senior school level are cause for concern: the average score for Grade 9 learners who wrote the 2014 ANA Mathematics test was 10% and only 35.1% of last year’s Matric students obtained a final mark of 40% or above in mathematics.

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