Dyslexia and mathematics

Student, A. (2017) Dyslexia and mathematics. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This small scale study attempts to examine mathematical problem solving and dyslexia. Literature on how dyslexia effects pupil in mathematics indicates that the difficulties that pupils suffer in reading, writing and processing information all have an impact on pupils when learning mathematics. There is some evidence that supports the idea that dyslexics are good at problem solving. Research on dyslexia and mathematical problem solving was carried out and then the results were analysed. 2 groups of children with dyslexia and 1 group of children without dyslexia attempted two different mathematical problem solving activities. Due to the small scale of the study it was not possible to give a generalised conclusion but the results indicated that dyslexic children do appear to be slightly better at problem solving. It would be beneficial to dyslexics if teachers tried to remove barriers to enable them to work on the learning that the teacher is intending.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) KS2/3 Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords: maths, mathematics, teaching, primary teaching, dyslexia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Departments > Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ruth Clark
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 10:48
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 10:48
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5088

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