Neuroscience and learning fractions

December 12, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Check out this interesting article by Katrina Schwartz titled What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick on the Mindshift website.

Selected from the article:

“Learning a new math concept takes a toll on the brain not only because of the new math concepts, but also because students must recruit many parts of the brain to solve any problem”

“To improve a student’s information processing around fractions neuroscience tells us teachers should both present information and give students ways to interact with it, in a variety of ways.”

“Valorie Salimpoor, a researcher at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto,  has helped design a videogame focused on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions — the skills any student should have mastered by the end of sixth grade — that puts all her neuroscience expertise for learning into the game mechanics. Called Fog Stone Island and produced by Cignition, the game is free and available online to teachers and students. Salimpoor said the game tracks the intangible information like working memory ability and executive functioning that a teacher would have a hard time identifying.”

Check it out!


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