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why according to a study do more than 50 percent of high school student fail the serial 7 subtraction test?

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Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Symptom, not problem: This is a symptom of a larger issue. The serial 7 test is used routinely during the neurological exam to assess the patient's mental status. Nowadays students use a calculator or computer earlier on, thereby relying on such "peripheral brains" for computation. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121112171430.htm and http://ideas.time.com/2012/11/29/how-to-use-technology-to-make-you-smarter/
Answered on Apr 21, 2016
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
But also consider that the majority of college freshmen in the USA, lack good reading, spelling, and writing skills, so is it a surprise that our educational system is failing our students??
Aug 30, 2014

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