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Math Learning Disabilities: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Math is an unavoidable and required knowledge. Whether in science, business, or daily living, we cannot escape the use of numbers. Every job, from the rocket scientist to the sheep herder, requires the use of math!

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Processing Deficits and Math Performance

Making comparisons of likeness and difference is nearly impossible for the person with processing deficits, and for this reason processing deficits frequently impact not only performance in reading, but in math as well.

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Study: Math with Good Posture Can Mean Better Scores

If you've ever felt like a deer in the headlights before taking a math test or speaking before a large group of people, you could benefit from a simple change in posture.

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A Parent’s Story: From 11% for Math in Term 1 to 68% in Term 3

We enrolled Tyriq at Edublox as he had a difficult year in Grade 1 and when we changed schools for Grade 2, he struggled even more. We tried natural remedies to help him concentrate and had him at the occupational therapist but nothing was helping.

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Is It Okay for Children to Count on Their Fingers?

Is it OK for children to count on their fingers? Generations of students have been discouraged by their teachers from using their hands when learning math. But a new research article, published in Frontiers in Education shows using fingers may be a much more important part of math learning than previously thought. The article, by Professor Tim […]

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Math Difficulties May Reflect Problems in Brain’s Crucial Learning System

Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. Yet the causes of these problems are not fully understood. Now, two researchers have developed a theory of how developmental "math disability" occurs.

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Students Who Enjoy Math Have Better Long-term Math Achievement

Research has shown that students’ learning and cognitive performance can be influenced by emotional reactions to learning, like enjoyment, anxiety, and boredom. Most studies on this topic have been done in labs. Now a new longitudinal study out of Germany investigates how students’ emotions in a school context relate to their achievement

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Math Learning Disabilities Are Real: How Edublox Can Help

When talking about learning disabilities many people assume that you are referring to a reading disability. You 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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No Math Gene: Learning Mathematics Takes Practice

What makes someone good at math? A love of numbers, perhaps, but a willingness to practice, too. And even if you are good at one specific type of math, you can't trust your innate abilities enough to skip practicing other types if you want to be good.

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