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Mathematical Difficulties

Mathematical Difficulties Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-07-25
ISBN : 9780080559773
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the mathematical difficulties in typical and atypical populations. It discusses the behavioural, educational and neuropsychological characteristics of people with mathematical difficulties, and educational interventions to prevent, diagnose, treat or ameliorate such difficulties. The book brings together studies from different disciplines, including developmental psychology, neuroscience and education, and includes perspectives from practicing teachers. The book is divided into three major sections. The first includes chapters about the nature and characteristics of mathematical difficulties in the population as a whole, in relation to both psychology and education. The second deals with mathematical difficulties in children with other problems such as specific language impairment and dyslexia. The third discusses methods of interventions aimed at preventing, treating or ameliorating mathematical difficulties, and will include discussions of assessment and diagnosis.

International Handbook of Mathematical Learning Difficulties

International Handbook of Mathematical Learning Difficulties Book
Author : Annemarie Fritz,Vitor Geraldi Haase,Pekka Räsänen
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-01-30
ISBN : 3319971484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This comprehensive volume provides teachers, researchers and education professionals with cutting edge knowledge developed in the last decades by the educational, behavioural and neurosciences, integrating cognitive, developmental and socioeconomic approaches to deal with the problems children face in learning mathematics. The neurocognitive mechanisms and the cognitive processes underlying acquisition of arithmetic abilities and their significance for education have been the subject of intense research in the last few decades, but the most part of this research has been conducted in non-applied settings and there’s still a deep discrepancy between the level of scientific knowledge and its implementation into actual educational settings. Now it’s time to bring the results from the laboratory to the classroom. Apart from bringing the theoretical discussions to educational settings, the volume presents a wide range of methods for early detection of children with risks in mathematics learning and strategies to develop effective interventions based on innovative cognitive test instruments. It also provides insights to translate research knowledge into public policies in order to address socioeconomic issues. And it does so from an international perspective, dedicating a whole section to the cultural diversity of mathematics learning difficulties in different parts of the world. All of this makes the International Handbook of Mathematical Learning Difficulties an essential tool for those involved in the daily struggle to prepare the future generations to succeed in the global knowledge society.

More Trouble with Maths

More Trouble with Maths Book
Author : Steve Chinn
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-07-21
ISBN : 1317285107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More Trouble with Maths acknowledges that there are many reasons why children and adults are unable to function mathematically. Difficulties include problems with rote learning basic facts and procedures, debilitating anxiety, poor working and short-term memories and mathematics vocabulary. Central to this new edition is a range of standardised tests and diagnostic activities, including a 15 minute test of basic mathematics, a thinking style test, tests of basic fact retrieval and maths anxiety. Guiding the reader in the interpretation of tests, this new edition shows how identifying the barriers to learning is the first step in a programme of intervention. Written in an engaging and user-friendly style, Steve Chinn draws on his extensive experience and expertise to: show how to consider and appraise the many factors relating to mathematical learning difficulties explain how these factors can be investigated explore their impact on learning mathematics. Emphasising the need for a clinical approach when assessing individuals, this book shows how diagnosis and assessment can become integrated into everyday teaching. This highly practical and relevant resource is a crucial resource for anyone who wants to accurately and effectively identify the depth and nature of mathematical learning difficulties and dyscalculia.

The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties

The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties Book
Author : Steve Chinn
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-11-20
ISBN : 1317581008
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Mathematics plays an important part in every person’s life, so why isn’t everyone good at it? The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties brings together commissioned pieces by a range of hand-picked influential, international authors from a variety of disciplines, all of whom share a high public profile. More than fifty experts write about mathematics learning difficulties and disabilities from a range of perspectives and answer questions such as: What are mathematics learning difficulties and disabilities? What are the key skills and concepts for learning mathematics? How will IT help, now and in the future? What is the role of language and vocabulary? How should we teach mathematics? By posing notoriously difficult questions such as these and studying the answers The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties is the authoritative volume and is essential reading for academics in the field of mathematics. It is an incredibly important contribution to the study of dyscalculia and mathematical difficulties in children and young adults.

Mathematical Disabilities

Mathematical Disabilities Book
Author : Gérard Deloche,Xavier Seron
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-09-03
ISBN : 0429949219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Originally published in 1987, interest in mathematical cognition was not new in psychology. However, it was rediscovered in the 1970s under the influential work of the Genevan School. In particular, Piaget’s work on conservation, including conservation of number, profoundly influenced developmental psychologists who, working first in the Piagetian theoretical framework, began to discover a broader set of topics in mathematical cognition. In developmental psychology, the field continued to expand and covered a wide range of topics. During the same period, however, no such evolution occurred in neuropsychology, and except for some studies around the time of publication, very little had been published on acalculia and number processing disorders. However, a more general theoretical evolution occurred in neuropsychology, mainly due to increasing collaboration between clinical and experimental neuropsychologists, on the one hand and cognitive psychologists on the other. The objective of this book was to promote an evolution in the neuropsychology of calculation and number processing deficits and thus to introduce clinical and experimental neuropsychologists, as well as developmental and cognitive psychologists, to recent research and theoretical approaches that are of particular interest for the neuropsychological approach to mathematical cognition.

Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood

Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood Book
Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2009-11-13
ISBN : 9780309147439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Early childhood mathematics is vitally important for young children's present and future educational success. Research demonstrates that virtually all young children have the capability to learn and become competent in mathematics. Furthermore, young children enjoy their early informal experiences with mathematics. Unfortunately, many children's potential in mathematics is not fully realized, especially those children who are economically disadvantaged. This is due, in part, to a lack of opportunities to learn mathematics in early childhood settings or through everyday experiences in the home and in their communities. Improvements in early childhood mathematics education can provide young children with the foundation for school success. Relying on a comprehensive review of the research, Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood lays out the critical areas that should be the focus of young children's early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children. This book serves as a call to action to improve the state of early childhood mathematics. It will be especially useful for policy makers and practitioners-those who work directly with children and their families in shaping the policies that affect the education of young children.

Linguistic Influences on Mathematical Cognition

Linguistic Influences on Mathematical Cognition Book
Author : Ann Dowker,Hans-Christoph Nuerk
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2017-06-16
ISBN : 288945200X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For many years, an abstract, amodal semantic magnitude representation, largely independent of verbal linguistic representations, has been viewed as the core numerical or mathematical representation This assumption has been substantially challenged in recent years. Linguistic properties affect not only verbal representations of numbers,but also numerical magnitude representation, spatial magnitude representations, calculation, parity representation, place-value representation and even early number acquisition. Thus, we postulate that numerical and arithmetic processing are not fully independent of linguistic processing. This is not to say, that in patients, magnitude processing cannot function independently of linguistic processing we just suppose, these functions are connected in the functioning brain. So far, much research about linguistic influences on numerical cognition has simply demonstrated that language influences number without investigating the level at which a particular language influence operates. After an overview, we present new findings on language influences on seven language levels: - Conceptual: Conceptual properties of language - Syntactic: The grammatical structure of languages beyond the word level influences - Semantic: The semantic meaning or existence of words - Lexical: The lexical composition of words, in particular number words - Visuo-spatial-orthographic: Orthographic properties, such as the writing/reading direction of a language. - Phonological: Phonological/phonetic properties of languages - Other language-related skills: Verbal working memory and other cognitive skills related to language representations We hope that this book provides a new and structured overview on the exciting influences of linguistic processing on numerical cognition at almost all levels of language processing.

Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties

Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties Book
Author : Marjorie Montague,Asha K. Jitendra
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release : 2006-06-24
ISBN : 1593853068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A highly practical resource for special educators and classroom teachers, this book provides specific instructional guidance illustrated with vignettes, examples, and sample lesson plans. Every chapter is grounded in research and addresses the nuts and bolts of teaching math to students who are not adequately prepared for the challenging middle school curriculum. Presented are a range of methods for helping struggling learners build their understanding of foundational concepts, master basic skills, and develop self-directed problem-solving strategies. While focusing on classroom instruction, the book also includes guidelines for developing high-quality middle school mathematics programs and evaluating their effectiveness.

Mathematics for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties

Mathematics for Children with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties Book
Author : Les Staves
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-19
ISBN : 1134122667
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book will covers a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and demonstrates how mathematics can be related to personal and social development, communication and thinking skills. Written with the non-specialist in mind and including plenty of practical examples, it will make useful reading for teachers in mainstream and special schools, and learning support assistants. Early years practitioners and teachers in training may find the book useful for its descriptions of how children acquire their foundation of early mathematics and numeracy skills.

Why is Math So Hard for Some Children

Why is Math So Hard for Some Children  Book
Author : Daniel B. Berch,Michèle M. M. Mazzocco
Publisher : Brookes Pub
Release : 2007
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This landmark resource gives educational decision–makers and researchers theoretical and practical insight into mathematical learning difficulties and disabilities, combining diverse perspectives from fields such as special education, developmental

Developmental Disorders of Language Learning and Cognition

Developmental Disorders of Language Learning and Cognition Book
Author : Charles Hulme,Margaret J. Snowling
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-04-02
ISBN : 1118697308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This important new text is a comprehensive survey of currentthinking and research on a wide range of developmental disorders. Highlights key research on normal and typical development Includes clinical case studies and diagrams to illustrate keyconcepts A reader-friendly writing style

Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities Book
Author : Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release : 2008-05-29
ISBN : 1452210519
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The authors include a complete glossary of terms, plus guidelines for academic instruction, behavioral interventions, classroom accommodations, placement options, assessments, and transition services for students with LD.

How to Detect and Manage Dyslexia

How to Detect and Manage Dyslexia Book
Author : Philomena Ott
Publisher : Heinemann
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780435104191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A reference book aimed at learning support co-ordinators, specialist and non-specialist teachers, and all others involved in helping students with dyslexia. The book includes: step-by-step explanation of the Special Needs Code of Practice legislation; help with teaching spelling and writing to dyslexic students; advice on study skills and preparation for GCSE examinations; information on the provision made by examination boards for dyslexic students; guidance on how technology can help the dyslexic learner; and help with identifying the early warning signs of dyslexia.

Mathematical Analysis of Viscoelastic Flows

Mathematical Analysis of Viscoelastic Flows Book
Author : Michael Renardy
Publisher : SIAM
Release : 2000-01-01
ISBN : 0898714575
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This monograph is based on a series of lectures presented at the 1999 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference on Mathematical Analysis of Viscoelastic Flows. It begins with an introduction to phenomena observed in viscoelastic flows, the formulation of mathematical equations to model such flows, and the behavior of various models in simple flows. It also discusses the asymptotics of the high Weissenberg limit, the analysis of flow instabilities, the equations of viscoelastic flows, jets and filaments and their breakup, as well as several other topics.

Perspectives on Mathematics Education

Perspectives on Mathematics Education Book
Author : H. Christiansen,A.G. Howson,M. Otte
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400945043
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

BACOMET cannot be evaluated solely on the basis of its publications. It is important then that the reader, with only this volume on which to judge both the BACOMET activities and its major outcome to date, should know some thing of what preceded this book's publication. For it is the story of how a group of educators, mainly tutors of student-teachers of mathematics, com mitted themselves to a continuing period of work and self-education. The concept of BACOMET developed during a series of meetings held in 1978-79 between the three editors, Bent Christiansen, Geoffrey Howson and Michael Otte, at which we expressed our concern about the contributions from mathematics education as a discipline to teacher education, both as we observed it and as we participated in it. The short time which was at the teacher-educator's disposal, allied to the limited knowledge and experience of the students on which one had to build, raised puzzling problems concerning priorities and emphases. The recognition that these problems were shared by educators from many different countries was matched by the fact that it would be fruitless to attempt to search for an internationally (or even nationally) acceptable solution to our problems. Different contexts and traditions rule this out.

The Mathematical Theory of Thermodynamic Limits

The Mathematical Theory of Thermodynamic Limits Book
Author : Isabelle Catto,Claude Le Bris,Claude LeBris,Pierre-Louis Lions
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780198501619
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The thermodynamic limit is a mathematical technique which permits to consider crystals (or other macroscopic objects) as infinitely sized periodically arranged molecules. It allows to derive models in solid state physics from models in quantum chemistry. Based on this technique, the book presents established as well as new mathematical results for a large class of models in quantum chemistry.