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Сognitive characteristics and mathеmatical achievement in high school students: cross-cultural analyses.

Tikhomirova, T.N.; Malykh, S.B.; Tosto, M.G. and Kovas, Yulia. 2014. Сognitive characteristics and mathеmatical achievement in high school students: cross-cultural analyses. Psychological Journal, ISSN 0205-9592 [Article]

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The report presents the cross-cultural study of cognitive characteristics – number sense, spatial memory, and speed of processing – in their relation to the variation in mathematical achievement in high school students from UK and the Russian Federation. Analyses of variance showed statistically significant average differences between the two countries on all assessed variables. The results of the multiple regression identified three universal cognitive predictors of mathematical achievement: (1) the precision of placement of a number on a mental number line; (2) the ability to compare non-symbolic numerosities; and (2) and the spatial working memory capacity. The results of the cross-cultural comparisons are interpreted in the context of the two educational systems.

Item Type: Article

Additional Information:

In Russian (Abstract and References in English)

Keywords:

cross-cultural analyses, educational environment, individual differences, gender differences, speed of processing, visuo-spatial memory, number sense, mathematical achievement, high-school students

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2014Published

Item ID:

20678

Date Deposited:

10 Aug 2017 15:17

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2017 15:17

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20678

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