14 – Math Computation and Student Success in Science Courses

The paper

Automaticity in Computation and Student Success

in Introductory Physical Science Courses

has been posted at    http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.05006

A PDF may be downloaded from the ArXiv site at no cost.

The article compares US math standards in place in most states until about 2012 (with impact on most current US students) to the recent findings of cognitive science on how the student brain solves problems.  The impact of those standards on student preparation for quantitative science courses is discussed.

Authors Dr. JudithAnn Hartman and Eric Nelson welcome comments, corrections, opposing and/or additional viewpoints.  Click on “Comments” above.

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