Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Math - When Do Children Stop Using Fingers?

New brain science helps explain how finger counting shifts to memory formation.  MRIs of childrens' brains show changes in the hippocampus activating neurons as the brain matures.  Scientists do say, however, that more work is needed to study the brain in other memory based math skills, not just counting.  Interesting....

Developing brains switch maths strategies. Helen Shen.  8.17.14.  nature - International weekly journal of science.

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