Neural Networks and Achievement Between Logographic and Alphabetic Writing systems

Researchers, educators, politicians, and journalists debate, compare, and analyze the gaps in achievement between American students and Asian students; and even though there is evidence to support multiple theories, one theory that has not been thoroughly investigated is the correlation between language writing systems, literacy, and math ability.  Theoretically speaking, if neural networks “allow us to recognize and code space, develop tools and navigate, thus decide and plan ahead,” this could lead to the conclusion that students in Eastern countries achieve at higher rates in mathematics because there must be an inherent neurological difference in how mathematics is processed.  

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4:00pm to 5:30pm

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