A condition characterized by math skills that are significantly below normal, given the person’s age, intelligence, and education. A mathematics disorder can include problems writing or printing numbers, counting, adding and subtracting, interpreting simple mathematical signs such as +, -, x, and / and learning terms that include numbers.
Mathematics disorder often comes to attention in elementary (primary) school when math comes to the fore as a key part of the curriculum. Some experts believe about 1% of children in the U.S. have a mathematics disorder.
The diagnosis is confirmed by special psychoeducational tests. Treatment includes tutoring, placement in special math classrooms with expert math teachers, and other educational aids that focus on math skills.
Mathematics disorder can be seen as the counterpart to dyslexia or as a special form of dyslexia.
the process of surgically or chemically destroying all or part of the base nail portion called the nail matrix. Complete destruction of the nail matrix results in permanent loss of that portion of the nail. Once the nail matrix is fully removed or destroyed, a new nail plate cannot ever be regenerated. This surgical procedure […]
- Matter, gray
The cortex of the brain, which contains nerve cell bodies. The gray matter is so named because it is darker than the white matter, the part of the brain that contains myelinated nerve fibers.
- Matter, white
The part of the brain that contains myelinated nerve fibers. The white matter is white because it is the color of myelin, the insulation that covers nerve fibers.
- Maturity onset diabetes of the young
MODY1 is caused by mutation in the hepatocyte nuclear factor-4-alpha gene (HNF4A) on chromosome 20. MODY2 is caused by mutation in the glucokinase gene (GCK) on chromosome 7. MODY3 is caused by mutation in the hepatic transcription factor-1 gene (TCF1) on chromosome 12q24.2. MODY4 is caused by mutation in the insulin promoter factor-1 gene (IPF1) […]
The major bone of the upper jaw.