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|Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)|
|In the May 7 Science, Dehaene and collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology present the first hard evidence that two quite different modes of brain activity underlie our inborn capacity for mathematics. Their study indicates that learning the multiplication table is akin to memorizing a laundry list, whereas learning how numbers relate to each other appears tied to visual intuition about space...|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Basic Operations, Human Biology|
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