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13:00 - 14:00 23 October 2017

Language and Cognition Seminar - What predicts individual differences in arithmetic fluency? The role of symbolic numerical processing


Chandler House, room G10 (link Map)
2 Wakefield St | London | WC1N 1PF | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker: Prof Bert de Smedt

Being fluent and efficient in performing basic calculations has been regarded as an important building block for the development of mathematical skills. On the other hand, deficits in retrieving arithmetic facts from memory are the hallmark of children with dyscalculia. The ability to represent symbolic numerical magnitudes has been put forward as a major determinant of children’s general mathematics achievement. Does this factor then also contribute to the specific skills of arithmetic fluency, i.e. the transition from procedure-based arithmetic to fact retrieval, its development and its impairments?

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Gwen Brekelmans and Claudia Bruns
Please email | langcog-seminars@ucl.ac.uk


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