Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(12), pp. 2817 - 2829
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071232
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The Computational Activity of Younger Students: Neuropsychological Approach


Svetlana Skvortsova 1,*, Ruslana Romanyshyn 2
1 Faculty of Primary Education, Department of Mathematics and Methods of its Teaching, South Ukrainian Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky, Ukraine
2 Faculty of Pedagogy, Department of Professional Methods and Techniques of Primary Education, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ukraine

ABSTRACT

The article is devoted to the research of computational activity of junior pupils taking into account their neuropsychological peculiarities. The place of computational activity in the system of higher mental functions is determined. It is shown that the necessary prerequisite for the development of higher mental functions is the aging of various brain structures. The following basic areas of the brain that are involved in the calculations are defined: occipital, parietal and frontal areas of the cerebral cortex. It has been established that various compositions of these zones are used to perform computations, which in turn influences the choice of methods of reasoning. It has been experimentally proven that in the process of computational activity, young learners apply different methods of computing to the same tasks.

KEYWORDS
Computational Activity, Arithmetical Actions, Junior Pupils, Neuropsychological Features, Higher Mental Functions, Cerebral Cortex, Brain Area

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Svetlana Skvortsova , Ruslana Romanyshyn , "The Computational Activity of Younger Students: Neuropsychological Approach," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 2817 - 2829, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071232.

(b). APA Format:
Svetlana Skvortsova , Ruslana Romanyshyn , (2019). The Computational Activity of Younger Students: Neuropsychological Approach. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 7(12), 2817 - 2829. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071232.