Math disabilities and instruction

Students whose learning disabilities center around arithmetic functioning are called dyscalculic. This problem involves an inability to perform basic math functions (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) or to apply those operations to daily situations. Sometimes the problem is in understanding the abstract concepts of mathematical usage.

News items related to the topic: Math disabilities and instruction

Study: IES-funded research improves quality of math education
Vanderbilt professor Bethany Rittle-Johnson has co-authored an in-depth review of the impact of mathematics education research studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Study: Self-explanations don’t always enhance math learning
New research from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development looks at the constraints of the popular practice of prompting students to provide self-explanation as a learning tool.

Studies related to the topic: Math disabilities and instruction

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Grants related to the topic: Math disabilities and instruction

  • Archiving Data From Large-Scale fMRI Studies of Math and Reading Development
    PI: Booth, James
  • Improving Reading and Mathematics Outcomes for Students with Learning Disabilities: Next Generation Intensive Interventions
    PI: Fuchs, Douglas
  • Preventing and Understanding Mathematics Disability
    PI: Fuchs, Lynn
  • Word Problems, Language, and Comorbid Learning Disabilities
    PI: Fuchs, Lynn
  • Promoting Math Problem Solving and Reading Comprehension Via Language
    PI: Fuchs, Lynn
  • Embedding Working Memory Training within Math Problem Solving Intervention
    PI: Fuchs, Lynn

People related to the topic: Math disabilities and instruction

James Booth, Ph.D.
Patricia & Rodes Hart Chair and Professor of Psychology & Human Development

Douglas Fuchs, Ph.D.
Nicholas Hobbs Chair and Professor of Special Education and Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director, National Center for Leadership in Intensive Intervention (NCLii)

Lynn S. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Dunn Family Chair in Psychoeducational Assessment and Professor of Special Education; Co-Director, National Center for Leadership in Intensive Intervention (NCLii)

Victoria Knight, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education

Gavin Price, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology & Human Development

Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

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