Math is a bane in many households. When you try to teach your child some simple calculations, you are suddenly facing many challenges, and your home turns into a war zone. Quite often, parents whose children have difficulty with math, view intense tutoring as the best way to help their children master mathematical concepts. Researchers have now found out that mastering math is very closely related to having a good procedural memory.
According to our research, only 69% of children of the age 6-10 years compute procedural memory while doing any task, while 31% of children find math a very difficult subject. Procedural memory is the ability to recall the correct sequence or order in which actions can be performed. According to a study conducted by senior researcher, Michael T. Ullman, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Georgetown, “given that the development of math skills involves their automatization, it makes sense that the dysfunction of procedural memory could lead to math disability.”
Associated benefits from learning math:
- If children learn to compute in procedural memory, it can have long-lasting effects in terms of enhancing their ability to solve complex logical problems step by step
- Parents should consider the fact that procedural memory is responsible for their child’s learning curve in math and needs to be worked upon to enhance a lot of associated skills
- According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, competence in mathematics is becoming increasingly important in many professions. It is much more than the ability to calculate answers efficiently
- It also helps kids in problem-solving, communicating mathematical concepts, reasoning and establishing proof, and representing information in different forms