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ERIC Number: EJ1101324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Neuroscientific Studies of Mathematical Thinking and Learning: A Critical Look from a Mathematics Education Viewpoint
Verschaffel, Lieven; Lehtinen, Erno; Van Dooren, Wim
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v48 n3 p385-391 Jun 2016
In this commentary we take a critical look at the various studies being reported in this issue about the relationship between cognitive neuroscience and mathematics, from a mathematics education viewpoint. After a discussion of the individual contributions, which we have grouped into three categories--namely neuroscientific studies of (a) children's numerical magnitude representation, (b) arithmetical thinking, and (c) more advanced mathematical thinking--and which nicely document the scientific progression being made within the domain of educational neuroscience applied to the domain of mathematics education during the last 5 years, we point to some general caveats that should be considered in future research.
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Language: English
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