Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | January 18, 2011

Why things just don’t add up for some students

A nice article in  Globe and Mail. A random quote:

“We have learned so much about language and learning to read. The same thing needs to happen with math,” said Dr. Ansari, who notes that for every 14 studies on how children learn to read, only one is done on how they grasp math. Dyscalculia is as prevalent as dyslexia, a learning disorder that makes it hard for children to master reading, Dr. Ansari said. But parents, teachers and educational professionals have far less awareness about it.

[with thanks to Dennis Lomas]

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