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Savelkouls Sophie, Hurst Michelle A., Cordes Sara Joelle, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Much research has examined the reciprocal relations between a child’s spontaneous focus on number (SFON) in the preschool years and later mathematical achievement. However, this literature relies on several different tasks to assess SFON with…
DeAngelis Corey A., Erickson Heidi Holmes, Ritter Gary W., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We systematically examine the existing evidence and compute meta-analytic averages for the effects of scaled-up, publicly funded pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programmes in the United States on student mathematics and reading achievement. The analysis is…
Lavigne Heather J., Presser Ashley Lewis, Rosenfeld Deborah, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Developing computational thinking (CT) skills at a young age is critical for preparing preschool children to engage with the technologies that have become central to nearly every occupation and for improving achievements in STEM, literacy, and other…
Clements Douglas H., Dumas Denis, Dong Yixiao, Banse Holland W., Sarama Julie, Day-Hess Crystal, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Strategic processes are a form of procedural knowledge in which a child knows how to enact a given strategy that improves their capability in problem solving or learning. The solution strategies children use are critical components of their learning…
Watts Tyler W., Duncan Greg J., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, March/April 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study estimated the causal links between preschool mathematics learning and late elementary school mathematics achievement using variation in treatment assignment to an early mathematics intervention as an instrument for preschool…
Casey Beth M., Lombardi Caitlin McPherran, Thomson Dana, Nguyen Hoa Nha, Paz Melissa, Theriault Cote A., Dearing Eric, January/February 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The primary goal in this study was to examine maternal support of numerical concepts at 36 months as predictors of math achievement at 4 1/2 and 6-7 years. Observational measures of mother-child interactions (n = 140) were used to examine type of…
Watts Tyler W., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Wolfe Christopher B., Spitler Mary Elaine, Bailey Drew H., January-March 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early educational intervention effects typically fade in the years following treatment, and few studies have investigated why achievement impacts diminish over time. The current study tested the effects of a preschool mathematics intervention on two…
Nguyen Tutrang, Watts Tyler W., Duncan Greg J., Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Wolfe Christopher B., Spitler Mary Elaine, Q3 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In an effort to promote best practices regarding mathematics teaching and learning at the preschool level, national advisory panels and organizations have emphasized the importance of children's emergent counting and related competencies, such as…
Hofer Kerry G., Lipsey Mark W., Dong Nianbo, Farran Dale Clark, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the impact of a preschool math intervention on the classroom math environment and children's math skills, based on child assessments and classroom observations in 59 randomly-assigned schools
Fisher Paige H., Dobbs-Oates Jennifer, Doctoroff Greta L., Arnold David H., August, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the relationship between preschoolers' math interest and skill, both concurrently and over a 5-month period, and of differences by gender and ethnicity in both math interest and the relationship between math interest and skills,…
Fisher Paige H., February, 2004
Reports & Papers
Although mathematical skills are important to economic success in this society, U. S. students routinely perform below international standards of math achievement. Given such findings, there is a pressing need to understand factors that contribute…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2003
Reports & Papers
A study by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) on state standards of early childhood mathematical education, educational level and professional development…