Executive functions underlying multiplicative reasoning: problem type matters.

@article{Agostino2010ExecutiveFU,
  title={Executive functions underlying multiplicative reasoning: problem type matters.},
  author={Alba Agostino and Janice M Johnson and Juan Pascual-Leone},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={286-305}
}
We investigated the extent to which inhibition, updating, shifting, and mental-attentional capacity (M-capacity) contribute to children's ability to solve multiplication word problems. A total of 155 children in Grades 3-6 (8- to 13-year-olds) completed a set of multiplication word problems at two levels of difficulty: one-step and multiple-step problems. They also received a reading comprehension test and a battery of inhibition, updating, shifting, and M-capacity measures. Structural equation… CONTINUE READING

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