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== Are you sensing something? ==
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Panamath measures your number sense and approximate number system (ANS) aptitude. Recent research has demonstrated a relationship between performance on this test and basic mathematical ability. Through a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, we have made this test publicly available free of charge so that researchers can use it in their studies, educators can assess their students, and anyone of any age can test themselves.
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Have you ever tried to guess how many jelly beans are in a jar? Or “guesstimated” the number of people who were at the concert last night? Number sense is your intuitive recognition of numbers and their relationships. You can tell, for instance, that one group of circles contains more shapes than another, even though you don't know the exact number. This is an ability shared with many animals, and helps them (and us, in days gone by) to survive.
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Here in the Panamath Wiki, you can browse tutorials and other resources on how to install and use Panamath and also analyze and interpret the results generated from Panamath.  
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These days, however, we tend to emphasize and place value on outright calculation in schools. If Jimmy has ten apples and he gives away two, how many does he have left?
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== What’s your number sense? ==
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This Wiki is currently in development. Major updates will be posted on our [http://panamath.org/updates updates page].
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Panamath measures your number sense and the approximate number system (ANS) aptitude. Recent research has demonstrated a relationship between performance on this test and basic mathematical ability. Through a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, we have made this test publicly available free of charge so that researchers can use it in their studies, educators can assess their students, and anyone of any age can test themselves.
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== Panamath is completely free! ==
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Panamath is freely available as both an [http://panamath.org/test online test] and [http://panamath.org/download downloadable application]. You can also try a [http://panamath.org/briefdemo brief demo] of Panamath and access tutorials and resources discussing different aspects of the test—all at no cost.
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== See also ==
== See also ==

Revision as of 17:44, 5 May 2011

Panamath measures your number sense and approximate number system (ANS) aptitude. Recent research has demonstrated a relationship between performance on this test and basic mathematical ability. Through a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, we have made this test publicly available free of charge so that researchers can use it in their studies, educators can assess their students, and anyone of any age can test themselves.

Here in the Panamath Wiki, you can browse tutorials and other resources on how to install and use Panamath and also analyze and interpret the results generated from Panamath.

This Wiki is currently in development. Major updates will be posted on our updates page.

See also

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