An Introduction to Mathematical Cognition
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The last decade has seen a rapid growth in our understanding of mathematical learning and performance and an increased recognition of the importance of the topic. The book traces the development of mathematical skills from basic number concepts to mathematical proofs, emphasising the hierarchical nature of mathematical development from early childhood to research-level mathematics. Drawing on diverse methodology from behavioural experiments to brain imaging, each chapter begins with a classic problem used to investigate mathematical cognition, to give a concrete example of the issues addressed. The book will provide an essential introduction to the fragmented field of Mathematical Cognition.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138923958
  • 9781138923959
  • 1,534,758

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Non-symbolic number 3. Symbolic number 4. The development of arithmetic skills 5. Individual Differences, Math Learning Disorder and Dyscalculia 6. Number systems as an example of conceptual change 7. Mathematical relations 8. Algebra and equality 9. Reasoning 10. Mathematical argumentation and proof 11. Future directionsshow more