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Speed of Processing

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Speed of Processing is the rate at which we perceive and process information and formulate an appropriate response. When we do math, we are perceiving an incredible array of information—numbers, shapes, symbols—and have to choose and apply the right skills for understanding it all. Supporting students as they develop their Speed of Processing skills helps them become quick, efficient, confident, and successful math students.

Main Ideas

Speed of Processing influences:

  • The rate at which students can recognize and differentiate numbers; and
  • How well students can understand math material.

Students' Speed of Processing may be reduced during puberty due to an increase in neural connections that leads to less efficient cognitive processing.

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