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- Researchers from Oxford University claimed in recent research
- Results revealed in research conducted on 133 students of 14 to 18 years
Mathematics subject is essential for the development of children’s mind. According to research from Oxford University, leaving maths or distance in adolescence can have an effect on students’ ability to think and understand. This has come to the fore in research conducted on 133 students aged 14 to 18 years.
Researchers say that in Britain, a 16-year-old student has the freedom to leave mathematics, while in other countries this is not the case. It directly affects the brain development of the student.
This is the connection between mathematics and the brain
Researchers say that teenagers who do not take maths subject or make distance have an effect on a particular part of their brain. The part of the brain which is responsible for the ability to think and understand, there was a decrease in certain types of chemical (gamma-aminobutyric acid).
During the research, the students were divided into two groups. In the first group there were students of Mathematics subject. At the same time, there were students in the second group who had not taken Mathematics subject. The brains of the students were examined for about 19 months. The investigation revealed that even after 19 months, small amounts of the chemical responsible for the ability to think were found in the brain of students who had distanced themselves from the subject of mathematics. At the same time, this chemical was in sufficient quantity in the students of mathematics.
The effect of mathematics on physical development
Researcher Rou Cohen says that maths has an impact on students both physically and mentally. Teenage is a very special age because with the development of the brain at this age, the ability to think and understand also develops. But in this period many students distance themselves from mathematics.