Numerical cognition: From development to intervention

Orly Rubinsten

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The field of numerical cognition has seen an upsurge of research in the last two decades. Such research furnished the scientific community with knowledge about the basis of numerical abilities and the brain mechanisms involved. Nevertheless, it has little influence on math education. Also, treatment and remediation of cases of math learning disabilities have not been well established. This is due, in part, to the lack or rather scant connections between cognitive neuroscientists and educators and in part to the difficulty in translating cognitive neuroscience knowledge into methods and tools to be used in daily educational and remedial practice. The current part of the book is aimed at (a) describing the neurocognitive characteristics of typical and atypical development of numerical abilities, and (b) translating this knowledge to educational issues and remediation of atypical developing children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReading, Writing, Mathematics and the Developing Brain
Subtitle of host publicationListening to Many Voices
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789400740860
ISBN (Print)9789400740853
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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