Grades are like apples

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Great concept here: Grades are like apples, they are nice but they don’t last. When you take care of the apple tree, you’ll have apples for life.

Research recommendations from Nigeria

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Recommendations from recent research in Nigeria are listed below. Please read the full report in our link for today:

Based on the discussions of the findings, the following recommendation were made:

Dyscalculia test should be adopted by parents, school administrators and counselors to
assess students who may be having difficulty in mathematics or arithmetic for proper
diagnosis

Assessment instruments used within the school system be it at primary, secondary or higher
institutions should be subjected to the DIF analysis for bias item analysis as this would
provide the necessary statistical evidence that a particular assessment instrument is not
bias.

Read all about it: HERE

Dyscalculia | memory problems and lack of counting automation

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A, small, new research showed various causes of the problems with arithmetic:

Our results show that differences in performance between the two groups of children were significant for addition but not for multiplication. Moreover, concerning additions, children with dyscalculia presented more difficulties for non-tie (e.g., 3 + 4) than tie problems (e.g., 3 + 3). Altogether, our results support the fact that, in our sample, the difficulties encountered by children with dyscalculia in arithmetic were due to working memory limitations or, alternatively, to a deficit in the automatization of counting procedures.

An investigation of the possible causes of arithmetic difficulties in children with dyscalculia
Jeanne BagnoudRomain MathieuJasinta DewiSandrine MassonSibylle Gonzalez-MongeZumrut KasikciCatherine Thevenot
Dans L’Année psychologique 2021/3 (Vol. 121), pages 217 à 237

Read all about it: HERE

Men and Women think about math differently

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The story is a bit more complex. Brand new, not even published, research shows that Mathematics-gender stereotype endorsement influences mathematics anxiety, self-concept, and performance differently in men and women. A very interesting find in a large study among university students. Read the pre-print abstract in our link for today.

Read all about it: HERE

Living with Dyscalculia

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A great story by Krystal M Chuon about her life with dyscalculia.

One passage sticks with me and underlines the need for both awareness and a diagnosis:

Finding out I’m neurodiverse and coming to terms with my learning disability brought me comfort. It made all those years of confusion and frustration make sense. I also felt less lonely knowing so many others out there share my struggles. I’m more kinder on myself when I “can’t math” in a given moment and take my time instead of quickly giving up. There’s still a low awareness of dyscalculia, but I hope in due time, it’ll be as widely known as other learning disabilities such as dyslexia so that those like me can get diagnosed early and provided the proper assistance in overcoming challenges to excel in life.

Read all about it: HERE