Difficulty estimating quantity linked to math learning disability – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have discovered that the ability to estimate quantities is impaired in children who have a math learning disability. Dr. Kathy Mann Koepke, a staff scientist at NIH, says the findings suggest that students may struggle with math for very different reasons.
Koepke: Children with math learning disability had significantly higher number discrimination and number identification or number mapping scores.
Narrator: The link between difficulty estimating quantities and math difficulties was seen only in children who had a math learning disability, and not in those who did poorly in math but were not considered to be learning disabled. For details, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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