12. Neuroscience and the Teaching of Mathematics

  1. Kathryn E. Patten and
  2. Stephen R. Campbell
  1. Kerry Lee1 and
  2. Swee Fong Ng2

Published Online: 21 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345827.ch12

Educational Neuroscience

Educational Neuroscience

How to Cite

Lee, K. and Ng, S. F. (2011) Neuroscience and the Teaching of Mathematics, in Educational Neuroscience (eds K. E. Patten and S. R. Campbell), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345827.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Simon Fraser University, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute of Education, Singapore

  2. 2

    National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

Book Series:

  1. Educational Philosophy and Theory Special Issue Book Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael A. Peters

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444339857

Online ISBN: 9781444345827



  • neuroscience and teaching of mathematics;
  • neuroscience literature on mathematics;
  • doing mathematics versus teaching mathematics;
  • teaching of mental subtraction;
  • mental number lines, positive pedagogical effects;
  • neuroscience of pedagogy;
  • problem solving, Singapore mathematics curriculum;
  • model representation of algebraic problem;
  • model versus symbolic method, in solving word problems;
  • pedagogical implications, and using ‘Algebar’


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Neuroscience of Pedagogy

  • Pedagogical Implications

  • Conclusions

  • Note

  • References