I am interested in how the brain understands basic concepts in math, such as size and number, which are the fundamentals of math.Knowing how the brain learns math can help us diagnose math-specific learning disabilities, and to design better curricula to teach math.
Hissen Ghadban, PhD student, Math education
I am interested in how the brain understands and learns mathematics, and also in identifying the cognitive factors and mechanisms affecting the developmental process of mathematical and geometrical thinking.
Knowing how the brain learns mathematics, and understanding the cognitive processes that affect mathematical thinking, are the first steps that will enable us in the future to teach mathematics and geometry more effectively, and in a manner that is as personally compatible as possible.
Mathematics in my opinion is another universal language that no matter the culture you come from, you can still read or solve a mathematic problem. As a matter of fact, one of the first things we teach our babies in their early years are numbers and quantities. I am interested in knowing how our brain understands mathematics problems and which cognitive factors can affect our accuracy in solving such problems.
Mathematics is a culture for each of us, a language we have been exposed to ever since we were born, so I am fascinated with mathematical cognition. As a math teacher, I observe the difficulties that exist in children's performances. My aim is to explore how the way we perceive the world affects the development of math abilities.
Math is an integral part of the successes in our life, and that`s the reason why I interested in the mathematical cognition. As a math teacher, I see the difficulties that existing in children’s performances. My purpose is to understand the source of the concept of numbers and to translate theoretical knowledge into practical steps towards improving math curricula.
Mathematics competency is proved to be vital for all species. My interest is in the building blocks of mathematics; are mathematical abilities something you are born with, how does the brain process magnitudes and how can we help learners acquire intuitive mathematical abilities
The field of geometry is considered a major subject in mathematics. However, it is considered difficult for both its learners and its teachers. It is interesting to test whether there is a relationship between cognitive abilities in a geometrical context and cognitive abilities in a general context. The research on the subject expands our understanding in the study of geometry and allows for various developments to improve the abilities in solving geometric tasks.