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Chamandar, Fatemeh; Jabbari, Susan; Poorghorban, Maryam; Sarvestani, Maryam Shafiei; Amini, Sahar – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Research has highlighted the role of working memory and inhibition on the performance of pupils in mathematics. This study was an attempt to look into the relationship between executive function including working memory capacity and inhibition on the one hand and mathematical abilities on the other. 30 primary school students were selected from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Short Term Memory, Inhibition
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Poorghorban, Maryam; Jabbari, Susan; Chamandar, Fatemah – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between executive functions and mathematical abilities to determine the contribution of these functions to math performance. In this study, 30 students were selected from among 4th graders of elementary school, in two groups with low achievement in mathematics (poor) and high achievement…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Executive Function, Attention
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Dahlin, Karin I. E. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
Working Memory (WM) has a central role in learning. It is suggested to be malleable and is considered necessary for several aspects of mathematical functioning. This study investigated whether work with an interactive computerised working memory training programme at school could affect the mathematical performance of young children. Fifty-seven…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Mathematics Achievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Computer Assisted Instruction