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ERIC Number: ED589470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Hypothesis of Developmental Dyscalculia and Down Syndrome: Implications for Mathematics Education
Faragher, Rhonda
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (40th, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2017)
In this paper, the hypothesis that Developmental Dyscalculia (DD) is a characteristic of Down syndrome (DS) is proposed. Implications for the hypothesis are addressed: If it were to be confirmed that DS implies DD, what would be the consequences for the mathematics education of learners with DS? The use of prosthetic devices to overcome the impaired calculation capabilities of the brain is essential. Fortunately, electronic calculating devices are readily available. Their routine use opens the possibility of studying areas of mathematics that were once inaccessible.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
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