Reasoning Abilities and Learning Math: A Möbius Strip?
Luciana Pereira Brito 1 * , Leandro Silva Almeida 1 2, António José Meneses Osório 1 2
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1 Research Centre on Education (CIEd), PORTUGAL2 University of Minho, PORTUGAL* Corresponding Author


Long have we known that reasoning abilities are linked to learning, and specifically to learning mathematics. Even intelligence, considered a controversial construct, plays a significant role in the research on the explanation of academic performance. This article intends to highlight some important cognitive abilities or dimensions relevant to learning mathematics, synthesizing some research that defines such constructs and relates them to mathematical learning and achievement. General considerations about designing and implementing meaningful learning experiences are presented.


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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, 2020, Volume 15, Issue 2, Article No: em0565

Publication date: 30 Oct 2019

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