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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However, such research has not clarified whether the mathematics disorder in MD subtypes represents the same disorder or a different one.
Thus, it is not clear whether the working-memory deficits identified in both MD groups provide evidence that the mathematics disorder in both MD subtypes is similar or whether the evidence suggests that working-memory deficits are associated with academic failure in general, not specifically with mathematics.
This pilot study was designed to determine if a math-based chronometric task could be used to predict mathematics disorders as diagnosed by psychometric instruments; namely, the math subtests of the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (Woodcock, McGrew, & Mather, 2001).
Rourke and his colleagues (Rourke, 1993; Rourke & Del Dotto, 1994; Rourke & Fuerst, 1996) have made significant contributions to the field of learning disabilities by studying nonverbal learning disability and its relationship to reading and mathematics disorders from a neurological perspective.

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