mathematics disorder

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mathematics disorder

A condition characterised by difficulties in performing simple mathematic equations, such as counting, adding and subtracting. An estimated 6% of US elementary-age children have some degree of math disorder.

mathematics disorder

Math disability Psychology A condition characterized by difficulties in performing simple mathematic equations–eg, counting, adding. See Math anxiety.
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Challenges in identifying target skills for math disability screening and intervention.
Swanson and German [25] in a meta-analysis on the literatures concerning mathematics learning disability stated that those who have math disability compared to normal ones have significantly weaker performance on verbal working memory, working visual-spatial memory and long term memory.
For a child with a math disability, what is the relative gain of a summer spent with a math tutor instead of friends?
It is estimated that between 5-8% of all school age children have a math disability (MD) as determined by the dual discrepancy model (Geary, 2003).
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Linda Simpson's 18-year-old daughter suffers from attention deficit disorder and a severe math disability, resulting in a poor concept of time and extreme anxiety if she has to count change.
Participants with ADHD or comorbid reading disabilities (Jordan, Kaplan, & Hanich, 2002) were not included in Studies 1-3, as the performance of such participants is substantially different from that of children classified exclusively with a math disability (Seidman, Biederman, Monuteaux, Doyle, & Faraone, 2001).
While the definition of learning disabilities has been the subject of controversy for decades, the current federal classification system identifies three specific areas of deficit: reading, written language, and mathematics and maintains the presumption that the disabilities are a result of a central nervous system dysfunction, in contrast to the expansive literature base in language arts, research on math disability is far less developed and continues to lack an empirically-based identification of core deficits.
The focus of this issue of "NetNews" is dyscalculia, or math disability.
In contrast, math disability researchers are still working to define math learning disability and to identify underlying cognitive or genetic attributes.
If a student with a math disability, for instance, suddenly shouts out in class, that student should be accorded normal disciplinary treatment, because the disruptive behavior isn't linked to the disability.
A meta-analysis of 58 math studies (Kroesbergen & Van Luit, 2003) revealed that students with math disability benefit more from explicit instruction than from discovery-oriented methods.