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Author:Brian Butterworth
Description: From his book The Mathematical Brain, Butterworth freely offers chapter ten, titled "From fear of fractions to the joy of maths." The sample chapter also includes a test to assess whether you think like a mathematician, and Butterworth's "three-step programme for ridding yourself of maths anxiety." The author of What Counts, Dyscalculia Screener, and Dyscalculia Guidance, Butterworth is Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology at University College (London, UK) and founding editor of the academic journal Mathematical Cognition. His research into dyscalculia has led him to discover "all kinds of fascinating subjects.... thermoluminescent dating of rock faces and the intricacies of Venetian house numbering, Aboriginal sign language and New Guinea bodycounting, Ethiopian farming practices and ancient Indus Valley poetry, the origins of number words and the Venerable Bede's system of fingercounting." With reviews, audio welcomes, and interviews.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Audio, Books, Bibliographies
Math Ed Topics: Psychological/Affective Issues, Disabled/Challenged, Psychological Research

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