ERIC Number: EJ941981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Individual Differences in Mathematical Ability: Genetic, Cognitive and Behavioural Factors
Adams, John W.
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v7 n2 p97-103 Jun 2007
Identifying individuals with mathematical difficulties (MD) is becoming increasingly important in our education system. However, recognising MD is only the first stage in the provision of special educational needs (SEN). Although planning the effective remedial support is vital, there is little consensus on the interventions that are appropriate. There are two main reasons for this: first, MD has a variety of manifestations which appear to change with age; and second, there are many potential causes for the difficulties individuals experience. This paper addresses these issues by reviewing research evidence from three "domains" of psychological research (genetic, cognitive, behavioural), all of which appear to offer insights into potential influences on mathematical ability.
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Individual Differences, Genetics, Educational Change, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Ability, Behavior, Age Differences, Literature Reviews, Psychological Studies
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