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The current study investigates how cognitive abilities and component skills (i.e., math computation) relate to math problem solving across differing age groups across school-aged development.

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Few studies have looked at cognitive abilities and how they relate to math problem solving in conjunction with the effects of math computation. Since more higher-order skills such as math problem solving involve a hierarchical set of scaffolded math skills, involving the component skill of math computation can give a fuller picture of the relations between cognitive abilities and math problem solving.

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Writing this article with the listed co-authors was a great pleasure.

Ethan Villeneuve
University of South Dakota

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This page is a summary of: Cognitive ability and math computation developmental relations with math problem solving: An integrated, multigroup approach., School Psychology Quarterly, July 2018, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/spq0000267.
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