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THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS MATHEMATICS Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., NCSP, ABSNP Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., NCSP, ABSNP School Psychologist School Psychologist
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2 Presentation Of Goals Presentation Of Goals (1) Discuss the primary numeric abilities inherent in all species, not just human beings. (2) Introduce a brain-based educational model of math by identifying three basic neural codes which format numbers in the brain. (3) Explore the role of various cognitive constructs including working memory, visual-spatial functioning, and executive functioning, with respect to math problem solving ability. (4) Explore the role of anxiety as it relates to gender differences in math aptitude (5) Introduce the 90 minute assessment model of mathematics and interventions.
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3 TIMSS DATA 4 TIMSS DATA 4 th th Grade Grade Country Average Score International Average 495 Singapore 594 Hong Kong 575 Japan 565 Chinese Taipei 564 Belgium-Flemish 551 Netherlands 540 Latvia 536 Lithuania 534 Russian Federation 532 England 531 Hungary 529 UNITED STATES 518 Cyprus 510 Republic of Moldova 504 Italy 503 Australia 499 New Zealand 493
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4 TIMSS DATA 8 TIMSS DATA 8 th th Grade Grade Country Average Score International Average 466 Singapore 605 Korea 589 Hong Kong 586 Chinese Taipei 585 Japan 570 Belgium-Flemish 537 Netherlands 536 Estonia 531 Hungary 529 Malaysia 508 Latvia 508 Russian Federation 508 Slovak Republic 508 Australia 505 UNITED STATES 504 Lithuania 502 Sweden 499 Scotland 498 Israel 496
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5 PISA DATA: 15 yr. olds PISA DATA: 15 yr. olds Country Average Score International Average 500 Finland 544 Korea 542 Netherlands 538 Japan 534 Canada 532 Belgium-Flemish 529 Switzerland 527 Australia 524 New Zealand 523 Czech Republic 516 Iceland 515 Denmark 514 France 511 Sweden 509 Austria 506 Germany 503 Ireland 503 Slovak Republic 498 Norway 495 Luxembourg 493 Poland 490 Hungary 490 Spain 485 UNITED STATES 483 Portugal 466 Italy 466
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6 4 Reasons for U.S Decline 4 Reasons for U.S Decline 1. The language of math matters! Building number connections centered around a base-10 principle is crucial in the development of mathematical efficiency when problem solving. 2. Dry and boring material . Mathematical skill building needs to be FUN , and therefore needs to be presented in the format of games and activities. 3. Too much focus on the answers. In order to become facilitators of mathematical knowledge, students should practice multiple methods of problem solving from both a visual-spatial and verbal approach. 4. Time on task. Most elementary math instruction occurs in the afternoon, just 45 minutes per day.
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7 4 Common Fallacies 4 Common Fallacies Associated with Math Associated with Math (1)Math abilities are a by-product of IQ. Most animals can subitize, estimate
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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