International Handbook of Mathematical Learning Difficulties

From the Laboratory to the Classroom

  • Annemarie Fritz
  • Vitor Geraldi Haase
  • Pekka Räsänen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Annemarie Fritz, Vitor Geraldi Haase, Pekka Räsänen
    Pages 1-6
  3. Development of Number Understanding: Different Theoretical Perspectives

  4. Mathematical Learning and Its Difficulties Around the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Pekka Räsänen, Espen Daland, Tone Dalvang, Arne Engström, Johan Korhonen, Jónína Vala Kristinsdóttir et al.
      Pages 107-125
    3. Annemie Desoete, Ann Dowker, Marcus Hasselhorn
      Pages 127-143
    4. Csaba Csíkos, Szilárd András, Attila Rausch, Anna Shvarts
      Pages 145-163
    5. Maria Gracia-Bafalluy, Miguel Puyuelo-San Clemente
      Pages 165-182
    6. Cristina Rodríguez, Ariel Cuadro, Carola Ruiz
      Pages 213-230
    7. Nicky Roberts, Lindiwe Tshuma, Nkosinathi Mpalami, Tionge Saka
      Pages 231-251
    8. Ting-Ting Chang, Jun Ren Lee, Nai-Shing Yen
      Pages 265-278
    9. Sarit Ashkenazi, Hannah Restle, Nitza Mark-Zigdon
      Pages 279-294
    10. Vitor Geraldi Haase, Helga Krinzinger
      Pages 311-325
  5. Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Its Cognitive, Motivational and Emotional Underpinnings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Maria Raquel S. Carvalho, Vitor Geraldi Haase
      Pages 329-343
    3. Maria Raquel S. Carvalho, Vitor Geraldi Haase
      Pages 345-365
    4. Maria Chiara Passolunghi, Hiwet Mariam Costa
      Pages 407-421
    5. Susanne Prediger, Kirstin Erath, Elisabeth Moser Opitz
      Pages 437-455
    6. Vitor Geraldi Haase, Amanda Paola Lobo Guimarães, Guilherme Wood
      Pages 469-503
  6. Understanding the Basics: Building Conceptual Knowledge and Characterizing Obstacles to the Development of Arithmetic Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 519-519
    2. Emily Slusser
      Pages 521-542
    3. Marian Hickendorff, Joke Torbeyns, Lieven Verschaffel
      Pages 543-560
    4. Moritz Herzog, Antje Ehlert, Annemarie Fritz
      Pages 561-579
    5. Andreas Obersteiner, Kristina Reiss, Wim Van Dooren, Jo Van Hoof
      Pages 581-594
    6. Harry Silfverberg
      Pages 611-630
  7. Mathematical Learning Difficulties: Approaches to Recognition and Intervention

About this book


This comprehensive volume provides teachers, researchers and education professionals with cutting edge knowledge developed in the last decades by the educational, behavioural and neurosciences, integrating cognitive, developmental and socioeconomic approaches to deal with the problems children face in learning mathematics.

The neurocognitive mechanisms and the cognitive processes underlying acquisition of arithmetic abilities and their significance for education have been the subject of intense research in the last few decades, but the most part of this research has been conducted in non-applied settings and there’s still a deep discrepancy between the level of scientific knowledge and its implementation into actual educational settings. Now it’s time to bring the results from the laboratory to the classroom. 

Apart from bringing the theoretical discussions to educational settings, the volume presents a wide range of methods for early detection of children with risks in mathematics learning and strategies to develop effective interventions based on innovative cognitive test instruments. It also provides insights to translate research knowledge into public policies in order to address socioeconomic issues. And it does so from an international perspective, dedicating a whole section to the cultural diversity of mathematics learning difficulties in different parts of the world. 

All of this makes the International Handbook of Mathematical Learning Difficulties an essential tool for those involved in the daily struggle to prepare the future generations to succeed in the global knowledge society.


Mathematics learning difficulties Mathematics education Numerical cognition Mathematics learning disabilities Dyscalculia Mathematics learning assessment Mathematics interventions Numeracy Language and mathematics Developmental disabilities School achievement Number sense Math anxiety Symbolic number processing Non symbolic processing Arithmetic skills Mathematics education around the world Aproximate number system Computer based assessments Computer based interventions

Editors and affiliations

  • Annemarie Fritz
    • 1
  • Vitor Geraldi Haase
    • 2
  • Pekka Räsänen
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Education Sciences, Department of PsychologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.Departamento de Psicologia, Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências HumanasUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  3. 3.Niilo Mäki InstituteJyväskyläFinland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97147-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97148-3
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