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Gawrilow Caterina, Fasche Anika, Guderjahn Lena, Gunzenhauser Catherine, Merkt Julia, Suchodoletz Antje von, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present studies aimed at investigating whether children's risk for self-regulatory failure implicates poor academic outcomes even before the start of formal instruction. Therefore, we analyzed the association between children's self-regulation…
Lee Jae-Eun, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Within the current era of educational reform, greater numbers of early childhood teachers have become engaged in teaching mathematics curricula that require teachers to have a deep understanding of children's mathematical thinking. The purpose of…
Aunio Pirjo, Korhonen Johan, Bashash Laaya, Khoshbakht Fariba, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research investigates similarities and differences in young children's early numeracy skills related to age, nationality and gender. The participants were five- to seven-year-old children from Finland and Iran. Early numeracy was investigated…
Chen Jie-Qi, McCray Jennifer S., Adams Margaret, Leow Christine S., November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study reports on results from the Early Mathematics Beliefs and Confidence Survey, administered to 346 preschool teachers in a large public school system in the Midwest. Survey results depict a much more positive view of teachers' beliefs and…
Titeca Daisy, Roeyers Herbert, Josephy Haeike, Ceulemans Annelies, Desoete Annemie, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
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Up till now, research evidence on the mathematical abilities of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been scarce and provided mixed results. The current study examined the predictive value of five early numerical competencies for four…
Szekely Amanda, 28 October, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Observational studies of early childhood and early elementary classrooms find that educators often do not spend enough time on mathematics instruction, do not use quality instructional methods, and do not teach appropriately challenging material.…
Szekely Amanda, 28 October, 2014
Executive Summary
This brief highlights the emerging research on young children's potential and ability to master early mathematical concepts currently not reflected in state learning standards. Recommendations are provided to encourage governors to involve…
Verdine Brian N., Irwin Casey, Golinkoff Roberta M., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early mathematics achievement is highly predictive of later mathematics performance. Here we investigated the influence of executive function (EF) and spatial skills, two generalizable skills often overlooked in mathematics curricula, on mathematics…
Watts Tyler W., Duncan Greg J., Siegler Robert S., Davis-Kean Pamela E. (Pamela Ellen), October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although previous research has established the association between early-grade mathematics knowledge and later mathematics achievement, few studies have measured mathematical skills prior to school entry, and few have investigated the predictive…
Niklas Frank, Schneider Wolfgang, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Mathematical competencies are important not only for academic achievement at school but also for professional success later in life. Although we know a lot about the impact of "Home Literacy Environment" on the development of early linguistic…
Toll Sylke W.M., Van Luit Johannes E.H., August, 2014
Reports & Papers
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Gaining better insight into precursors of early numeracy in young children is important, especially in those with inadequate numeracy skills. Therefore, in the current study, visual and verbal working memory, non-symbolic and symbolic comparison…
vanMarle Kristy, Chu Felicia W., Li Yaoran, Geary David C., July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The study assessed the relations among acuity of the inherent approximate number system (ANS), performance on measures of symbolic quantitative knowledge, and mathematics achievement for a sample of 138 (64 boys) preschoolers. The Weber fraction (a…
Franzen Karin, July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This project highlights preschool teachers' views of toddlers' learning in mathematics. The Swedish national curriculum covers even the youngest children who are 1-3 years old. Interesting questions are thus: what should mathematics be for this age…
Choi Ji Young, Dobbs-Oates Jennifer, June, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the associations between four types of childcare quality (i.e. teacher-child closeness, frequency of math-related activities, and teacher education and experience) and preschoolers' residualised gain in math over the course of…
Fuhs Mary Catherine Wagner, Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Farran Dale Clark, Dong Nianbo, June, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study assessed 562 four-year-old children at the beginning and end of their prekindergarten (pre-k) year and followed them to the end of kindergarten. At each time point children were assessed on 6 measures of executive function (EF) and 5…