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MacKinnon McQuarrie, Maureen A.; Siegel, Linda S.; Perry, Nancy E.; Weinberg, Joanne – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
This study investigated the relationship among working memory, processing speed, math performance, and reactivity to stress in 83 Grade 1 children. Specifically, 39 children with math disability (MD) were compared to 44 children who are typically achieving (TA) in mathematics. It is the first study to use a physiological index of stress (salivary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement
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Tournaki, Nelly; Bae, Young Seh; Kerekes, Judit – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
This study examined the effects on math performance of the use of the rekenrek, a manipulative developed by Adrian Treffers. The rekenrek looks like an abacus, but differs in that it is based on a five-structure and not a ten-structure system. It is comprised of two rows of 10 beads, each broken into two sets of 5 by color (i.e., in each row the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities, Scores, Subtraction