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Mathematical learning difficulties in Grade 1: the role and interrelatedness of cognitive processing, perceptual skills and numerical abilities

  title={Mathematical learning difficulties in Grade 1: the role and interrelatedness of cognitive processing, perceptual skills and numerical abilities},
  author={Lizelle Jacoba Eksteen},
The development and application of mathematical competence have become a strategic educational objective for all learners in South Africa (South Africa 2010:3-6; South Africa 2011c:5; South Africa 2011a:2). The researcher believes that early preventive intervention for at-risk learners in the key aspects of mathematical proficiency might prevent serious deficits in mathematical competence. By the time learners enter formal schooling certain skills must have been acquired so that they will be at… 



The development of a school readiness screening instrument for grade 00 (pre-grade R) learners

School readiness is increasingly being recognised as major need in education as it has far reaching consequences in a child’s educational and later life. Inadequate preparation and lack of timeous

Consequences, Characteristics, and Causes of Mathematical Learning Disabilities and Persistent Low Achievement in Mathematics

  • D. Geary
  • Psychology
    Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP
  • 2011
The goals of the review are threefold: (a) to highlight the educational and employment consequences of poorly developed mathematical competencies; (b) overview the characteristics of children with

Early Learning and School Readiness: Can Early Intervention Make a Difference?

Children's experiences prior to kindergarten entry are correlated with degree of cognitive development and school readiness as measured by standardized assessments of cognitive and linguistic

Mathematics Learning Disabilities

  • H. Ginsburg
  • Education
    Journal of learning disabilities
  • 1997
Researchers should consider such factors as the adequacy of classroom instruction, the availability in children of informal knowledge, the role of motivation, the effects of specific interventions, and the development of children's thinking throughout the school years.

The Effects of Tier 2 Intervention on the Mathematics Performance of First-Grade Students who are at Risk for Mathematics Difficulties

Responsiveness to Intervention (RtI) is recommended both as an essential step before identifying learning disabilities (LD) and as a mechanism for preventing learning difficulties. The use of

Introduction to the Special Series: Mathematics and Learning Disabilities

Increased attention is being paid to students who demonstrate difficulty in learning and applying mathematics concepts. The purpose of this special series was to address issues related to students

Mathematics Education and Neurosciences: Relating Spatial Structures to the Development of Spatial Sense and Number Sense

The Mathematics Education and Neurosciences (MENS) project is aimed at exploring the development of the mathematical abilities of young (four- to six-year old) children. It is initiated to integrate

Early Identification and Intervention for Students With Mathematics Difficulties

  • A. Dowker
  • Education
    Journal of learning disabilities
  • 2005
It is important to identify early signs and predictors of MD to ameliorate and perhaps prevent later MD and to discuss other research in the area, which for the most part supports the arguments and proposals put forward by Gersten et al.

Extending Responsiveness to Intervention to Mathematics at First and Third Grades

Responsiveness to intervention (RTI) is an innovative approach to the identification of learning disabilities (LD). The central assumption is that RTI can differentiate between two explanations for

The Early Prevention of Mathematics Difficulty

The power and limitations of responsiveness-to-intervention (RTI) for reducing the need for ongoing and intensive services for the segment of the school population traditionally identified as having a learning disability in mathematics are considered.