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5 Ways to Improve Working Memory and Math Skills

Lots of great games, apps, and exercises can help your child to improve  working memory and math skills at the same time. Games such as Professor Layton and the Curious Village, apps like Scratch and digital training programs like Cogmed improve working memory by exercising the brain and literally altering its structure in the areas that manage memory. This type of working memory training can then lead to improvements in mathematical capacities. According to psychologist and researcher Tracy Alloway, visual-spatial working memory "acts like a mental blackboard," working to support number representation, such as place value and alignment in columns. 

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