Soon: International handbook of math learning difficulties: From the lab to the classroom
Numeracy and proficiency in arithmetic are increasingly important in the contemporary world. Math and technological abilities are an important economic asset. Poor numeracy skills put student´s school success at risk and affect people detrimentally in achieving and holding a job, even more so than poor literacy. Not surprisingly, low math ability contributes also to internalizing and externalizing psychiatric disorders.
Though the prevalence for dyscalculia is only around 6% in countries all over the world, we see a higher percentage of students, who struggle with math. Looking at the PISA results, there are around 15 - 25% of adolescents, who are only able to perform simple math operations and are not prepared for a challenging job.
In our ‘International handbook of math learning difficulties: From the lab to the classroom’ we bring together authors, who are working in the field of math difficulties, and discuss the topic from different interdisciplinary perspectives. The book intents to bridge between basic numerical cognitive research and its practical applications in the school section. Therefore we addressed authors from various disciplines like psychologists, neuropsychologists and math pedagogics. Special emphasis on Third World and emerging countries.
Targeted Readership: Researchers, practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students and university professors in the fields education (primary and secondary school teachers, pedagogy professors), psychology (school psychologists, clinical child psychologists, neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists), speech therapy, medicine (paediatric neurologists and psychiatrists)