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Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music

People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty. There are … Continue reading

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Baby’s innate numbers skills predicts future Math skill

Innate ability to identify quantities previews future mathematics performance. Babies who are good at telling the difference between large and small groups of items even before learning how to count are more likely to do better with numbers in the … Continue reading

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Seeing as Understanding: The Importance of Visual Mathematics for our Brain and Learning

There is a common belief in education – that visual mathematics is for lower level work, and for struggling or younger students, and that students should only work visually as a prelude to more advanced or abstract mathematics. As Thomas … Continue reading

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On dyscalculia – learning disabilities in maths

Acute learning difficulties with maths may be as common as reading and writing difficulties. Researchers estimate that as much as three to six percent of the population in Western countries may struggle with difficulties with maths.  Östergren found through his … Continue reading

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