How the Brain Learns Mathematics

How the Brain Learns Mathematics

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Date: 2007-09-19

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Learn how the brain processes mathematical concepts and why some students develop math anxiety!

David A. Sousa discusses the cognitive mechanisms for learning mathematics and the environmental and developmental factors that contribute to mathematics difficulties. This award-winning text examines:

  • Children’s innate number sense and how the brain develops an understanding of number relationships
  • Rationales for modifying lessons to meet the developmental learning stages of young children, preadolescents, and adolescents
  • How to plan lessons in PreK–12 mathematics
  • Implications of current research for planning mathematics lessons, including discoveries about memory systems and lesson timing
  • Methods to help elementary and secondary school teachers detect mathematics difficulties
  • Clear connections to the NCTM standards and curriculum focal points  

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