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Psychiatria Danubina, Vol.25 No.2 June 2013. -

Background: Formal education, daily living activities and jobs require knowledge and application skills of counting and simple

mathematical operations. Problems with mathematics start in primary school and persist till adulthood. This is known as dyscalculia

and its prevalence in the school population ranges from 3 to 6.5%.

Subjects and methods: The study included 1424 third-grade students aged 9-10 of all primary schools in the City of

Kragujevac, Serbia. Tests in mathematics were given in order to determine their mathematical achievement. 1078 students 538 boys

and 540 girls completed all five tests.

Results: The frequency of dyscalculia in the sample was 9.9%. The difference between boys and girls according to the total score

on the test was statistically significant p



Author: Gordana Jovanović - ; School for Elementary and High Education -Vukašin Marković-, Kragujevac, Serbia Zoran Jovanović - ; Cli

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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