Colloquium Wed 03.06.2020

Ort: FH Potsdam, Theaterwerkstatt
Kiepenheuerallee 5, 14469 Potsdam
Zeit: 18:00–19:30

18:00 Dr. Kinga Morsanyi (Academic Non-Clinical, School of Psychology; Academic Non-Clinical, Cognition, Development and Education . Queen's University Belfast):
Ordering skills and the development of mathematics abilities

Numbers form an ordered sequence, just like the days of the week, the months (and some significant, recurring events) of the calendar year, and the letters of the alphabet. Additionally, sequencing is an important skill when performing some procedures, including everyday activities (e.g., preparing a meal, getting dressed), as well as some mathematical operations (e.g., working with multi-digit numbers, solving equations). This property of the number system has already received some research attention in the past decades, but some fundamental questions remain unanswered. In my talk, I will address some of these issues, including the questions of how ordering skills develop, how they are implicated in the typical and atypical development of maths skills, whether there is a single order processing ability, whether ordering and magnitude processing skills are related, and whether ordering skills could explain the link between maths and reading performance.