Magnitude and Mathematics: Number, Space, and Mathematical Achievement Open Access

Rao, Sonia Grayce (2013)

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There has been substantial research on nonverbal number estimation in adults, including the possibility that individual differences in numerical estimation abilities may correlate with mathematical performance. Additionally, there is some evidence that spatial and numerical processing systems overlap in what is called a general magnitude system (GMS). If a GMS exists, then it is conceivable that nonverbal spatial estimation abilities may correlate with math achievement as well. This study is the first to examine this relation between magnitude estimation, both spatial and numerical, and math achievement in adults at one point in time. Preliminary support was found for a relation between both spatial and numerical acuity and math performance, opening the possibility that number and space have a common processing mechanism relating to math performance.

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Introduction...1
Methods...13
Results...19
Discussion...26
References...36
Tables...40
Figures...47

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