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Lafay, Anne; St-Pierre, Marie-Catherine; Macoir, Joël – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Numbers may be manipulated and represented mentally over a compressible number line oriented from left to right. According to numerous studies, one of the primary reasons for dyscalculia is related to improper understanding of the mental number line. Children with dyscalculia usually show difficulty when they have to place Arabic numbers on a…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Rajotte, Thomas; Marcotte, Christine; Bureau-Levasseur, Lisa – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In recent decades, the dropout rate in Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a worrying phenomenon. An analysis of ministerial examination results identifies that students in Abitibi-Témiscamingue have specific difficulties with mathematical problem solving tasks. Among the activities that develop those skills, the daily routines in mathematics seem to be a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction
MacArthur, R.S. – 1962
The study assessed the general intellectual ability of Indian and Metis pupils of the Northwest Territory (N.W.T.), Canada. While minimizing cultural bias, an attempt was made to identify economical tests for this cultural group which would demonstrate (1) minimal loading on verbal and other culture-bound factors, (2) moderate relationship to…
Descriptors: Ability, American Indians, Cultural Influences, Group Testing
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Watts, Walter J. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1985
To assess Feuerstein's Learning Potential Assessment Device's (LPAD) ability to identify deficient cognitive functions, Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices were administered to 176 elementary/junior high students--25 percent were rescored--and 12 complete LPAD reports from a university educational clinic were reanalyzed. Correlations were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education