Mathematics Education Trends and Research

Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID metr-00030, 7 Pages

doi: 10.5899/2013/metr-00030


Research Article


Is There Gender Difference between Learning Disabled Students' Performances in Mathematical Activities? (Case Study)


Somayeh Karimi *


Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


* Corresponding author. Email address: Sk.matheducation@gmail.com


Received: 13 October 2013; Accepted: 21 October 2013


Copyright © 2013 Somayeh Karimi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Recent studies show that mathematics disorder is a learning disorder. Children with this disorder have math skills is much lower than mean for their age, intelligence, and education. The disorder affects the child's success at school. It is thought that up to 7% of children have this disorder. It affects boys and girls equally. It is also caused dyscalculia. The cause of this disorder is not known. Like other learning disorders, it occurs more in some families. Mathematics disorder may also be the result of damage in certain parts of the brain. It also has led to a weak understanding of mathematical concepts and increased realization of mathematics. In this study, it is tried that studied gender difference between learning disabled students' performances in mathematical activities. Findings indicated that there is not meaningful difference between genders. Since this research was case study, it seems that this difference will be indicated in vast studies. Then it suggests that have to do more study in this field for its causes.


Keywords: Learning disabled students; gender; mathematics; performance; difference.

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