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Missall Kristen N., Hojnoski Robin L., Moreano Ginna, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Variability in children's early-learning home environments points to the need to better understand specific mechanisms of early mathematical development. We used a sample of 66 parent-preschool child dyads to describe parent-reported mathematical…
Trawick-Smith Jeffrey, Swaminathan Sudha, Baton Brooke, Danieluk Courtney, Marsh Samantha, Szarwacki Monika, December, 2017
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Block play has been included in early childhood classrooms for over a century, yet few studies have examined its effects on learning. Several previous investigations indicate that the complexity of block building is associated with math ability, but…
Barnes Erica Marie, Puccioni Jaime, November/December 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This paper examines the relationships among the quality and quantity of parent-child shared book reading (SBR) engagements and children's reading and mathematics outcomes in preschool. Additionally, we explore how child and family characteristics…

Bourbour Maryam, Masoumi Davoud, November, 2017
Reports & Papers
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The Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) is now a common technological artefact in Swedish preschools and schools. This study examines preschool teachers' thinking behind the embedding of IWB in the early years' mathematics classroom and how preschool…
Schacter John, Jo Booil, September, 2017
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With a randomized field experiment of 433 preschoolers, we tested a tablet mathematics program designed to increase young children’s mathematics learning. Intervention students played Math Shelf, a comprehensive iPad preschool and year 1 mathematics…
Rittle-Johnson Bethany, Fyfe Emily R. (Emily Ruth), Hofer Kerry G., Farran Dale Clark, September/October 2017
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Early mathematics knowledge is a strong predictor of later academic achievement, but children from low-income families enter school with weak mathematics knowledge. An early math trajectories model is proposed and evaluated within a longitudinal…
Thompson Rebecca J., Napoli Amy R., Purpura David J., September/October 2017
Reports & Papers
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The home numeracy environment (HNE) is often predictive of children's early mathematics skills, though the findings are mixed. Overall, research on kindergarten-aged children demonstrates a relation between the HNE and early numeracy skills,…

Lira Carolina Jimenez, Carver Miranda, Douglas Heather, LeFevre Jo-Anne, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Preschoolers (n = 62) completed tasks that tapped their knowledge of symbolic and non-symbolic exact quantities, their ability to translate among different representations of exact quantity (i.e., digits, number words, and non-symbolic quantities),…
Yao Shih-Ying, Munez David, Bull Rebecca, Lee Kerry, Khng Kiat Hui, Poon Kenneth K., September, 2017
Reports & Papers
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The Test of Early Mathematics Ability-Third Edition (TEMA-3) is a commonly used measure of early mathematics knowledge for children aged 3 years to 8 years 11 months. In spite of its wide use, research on the psychometric properties of TEMA-3…
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., Germeroth Carrie, Day-Hess Crystal, August, 2017
Other
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This is a special issue of the journal Advances in Child Development and Behavior, focusing on research in early childhood mathematics interventions.
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., Germeroth Carrie, Day-Hess Crystal, August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
This preface is an introduction to a special issue of the journal Advances in Child Development and Behavior, focusing on research in early childhood mathematics interventions.
Harris Barbara, Petersen Dana, August, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief discusses early math and its importance, development, and relationship to early literacy; the role of parents, the home environment, and health care providers in supporting children's early math development; and the integration of early…
Dillon Moira R., Kannan Harini, Dean Joshua T., Spelke Elizabeth, Duflo Esther, 07 July, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Many poor children are underprepared for demanding primary school curricula. Research in cognitive science suggests that school achievement could be improved by preschool pedagogy in which numerate adults engage children's spontaneous, nonsymbolic…
Scheuer Nora, Santamaria Flavia Irene, Echenique Monica Haydee, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
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The aim of this study is to achieve a deeper understanding of the repertoire of cognitive resources children can display in the process of learning numbers. Forty-two children attending Age 4 Kindergarten Class or Year-One in Argentina were…
Clements Douglas H., Fuson Karen C., Sarama Julie, Q3 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
We address common criticisms of the Common Core State Standards--Mathematics, evaluating them based on comprehensive reviews of existing documentation and research to better ground future debates and to ameliorate negative effects of possible…