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Aldemir Jale, Kermani Hengameh, November, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study, the researchers aimed to design, plan and implement a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) model to support Pre-K children's skills and knowledge in STEM as well as to improve Pre-K teachers' attitudes and professional…
Schacter John, Jo Booil, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
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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…
Schenke Katerina, Nguyen Tutrang, Watts Tyler W., Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
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We examined whether African American students differentially responded to dimensions of the observed classroom-learning environment compared with non-African American students. Further, we examined whether these dimensions of the classroom mediated…
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., Germeroth Carrie, Day-Hess Crystal, August, 2017
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Peer Reviewed
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.
Day-Hess Crystal, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
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The DREME Network was created to advance the field of early mathematics research and improves the opportunities to develop math competencies offered to children birth through age 8 years, with an emphasis on the preschool years. All four main…
Sarama Julie, Clements Douglas H., August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
Although specific interventions in early mathematics have been successful, few have been brought to scale successfully, especially across the challenging diversity of populations and contexts in the early childhood system in the United States. In…
Germeroth Carrie, Sarama Julie, August, 2017
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Falling scores in math have prompted a renewed interest in math instruction at early ages. By their own admission, early childhood educators are generally underprepared and not always comfortable teaching math. Professional development (PD) in early…
Gervasoni Ann, Perry Bob, August, 2017
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Peer Reviewed
Let's Count is a preschool mathematics intervention implemented by The Smith Family from 2012 to the present in "disadvantaged" communities across Australia. It is based on current mathematics and early childhood education research and aligns with…
Mattera Shira K., Morris Pamela A., Jacob Robin T., Maier Michelle F., Rojas Natalia M., August, 2017
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A growing literature has demonstrated that early math skills are associated with later outcomes for children. This research has generated interest in improving children's early math competencies as a pathway to improved outcomes for children in…
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…
Lopes Celi Espasandin, Grando Regina Celia, Ambrosio Beatriz Silva D', March, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
Our goal in this article is to discuss the importance of problems in early childhood education for the child's development and engagement with the mathematics existing in childhood culture. Our assumption is that an important task for young children…
Mattera Shira K., Morris Pamela A., February, 2017
Reports & Papers
The Making Pre-K Count and High 5s studies test two math programs to examine whether it is possible to improve children's early math abilities, and whether improvements in this "linchpin" outcome lead to impacts on children's other short- and longer…
Harris Barbara, Petersen Dana, Wulsin Claire S., January, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To support the development of early math skills while leveraging a caregiver's power to engage children in the learning process, the Heising-Simons Foundation awarded grants to five family engagement programs to develop, test, and integrate early…
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…