Effects of Calcularis training | part 2: changes in psychosocial characteristics (Effekte des Calcularis-Trainings | Teil 2: Veränderungen psychosozialer Merkmale)


Kohn, J. et al, 2017, Lernen und Lernstörungen

Continuing on from Part 1, which appeared in the same publication, this study looked at the influence of Calcularis on mental irregularities, maths performance anxiety and the children’s own perception of their skills. In particular, it aimed to find out whether Calcularis training could lead to a measurable improvement in these characteristics.


The pre-training tests demonstrated a major emotional burden on the children with weakness in maths. The results on the immediate effects on the training showed a significant reduction in maths anxiety amongst children who had trained with Calcularis for 6 to 8 weeks. In addition, the children were able to improve their self-perception and their attitude towards the subject, and to strengthen their cognitive self-concept.


Five months after the training ended, the children demonstrated a further improvement in these socio-emotional characteristics, while mental irregularities remained at a constant level. As a result of this, the authors of the study concluded that Calcularis could be used as a beneficial addition to learning therapy interventions and mathematics teaching.