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Response to Boojatta (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 02:47 PM

3. computation vs. concept

One may be excellent at the one and very bad at the other.

Children are usually taught calculation. If they do poorly, people think they're "bad at math" - when in reality they just may excel in conceptualization of mathematics. If they do well (in calculation) people think they're "smart" at math - and are then quite dumb-founded that they reach higher level mathematics and perform very very poorly indeed.

One explanation for this (but not in all cases, of course) is dyscalcula a/k/a dyscalculia...

Far far too many teachers don't even know this LD exists, much less know what to DO about it. Same thing with dysgraphia, but I digress.

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