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Coburn Cynthia E., McMahon Kelly, Borsato Graciela, Stein Abigail, Ju Natalie, Chong Seenae, LeMahieu Rebekah, Franke Megan Loef, Ibarra Sonia, Stipek Deborah J., December, 2018
Reports & Papers
In this report, we share findings from a study investigating the efforts of two urban California school districts to create a more seamless educational experience from pre-K to elementary grades. We focus on mathematics instruction because the…
Coburn Cynthia E., Friedmann Elizabeth, Stipek Deborah J., November, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief is based on a study that analyzes two large urban California districts attempting to connect pre-K and K-3 learning. The report focuses specifically on math, but the issue raised can apply to any subject. The authors collected data during…
Linder Sandra M., Simpson Amber, September, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This article presents the results of a literature review spanning 15 years (2000-2015), identifying empirical research relating to early childhood mathematics education. A total of 1141 articles were identified and examined in order to determine the…
Thiel Oliver, Perry Bob, August, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
A special issue of European Early Childhood Education Research Journal featuring research on innovative approaches to early childhood mathematics
Thiel Oliver, Perry Bob, August, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
This editorial serves as an introduction to a special issue of European Early Childhood Education Research Journal that features research on innovative approaches to early childhood mathematics.
Colliver Yeshe, Arguel Amael, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Play is traditionally considered the foundation of learning in the early years. Because play is characterized by free choice, it can be difficult for adults to ensure all learning is useful for children. The intervention described here took a novel…
Paliwal Veena, Baroody Arthur J., Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The cardinality principle (CP), which specifies that the last number word used in the counting process indicates the total number of items in a collection, is a critically important aspect of numeracy. Only one published study has focused on how…
Jenkins Jade Marcus, Watts Tyler W., Magnuson Katherine A., Gershoff Elizabeth, Clements Douglas H., Sarama Julie, Duncan Greg J., July-September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Prior research shows that short-term effects from preschool may disappear, but little research has considered which environmental conditions might sustain academic advantages from preschool into elementary school. Using secondary data from two…
Van Herwegen Jo, Costa Hiwet Mariam, Nicholson Bethany, Donlan Chris, June, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Although previous correlational studies have shown that both symbolic and non-symbolic abilities relate to mathematical abilities, correlational studies cannot show the cause and effect of these abilities for mathematical success. Aims:…
Szkudlarek Emily, Brannon Elizabeth M., 15 May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Recent studies suggest that practice with approximate and non-symbolic arithmetic problems improves the math performance of adults, school aged children, and preschoolers. However, the relative effectiveness of approximate arithmetic training…

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…
Mattera Shira K., Jacob Robin T., Morris Pamela A., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
The current report is designed to explore the impact of these two programs (Making Pre-K Count and High 5s) on children's math skills, language skills, executive function, and attitudes toward math at the end of kindergarten (see Chapter 3 for more…
Mattera Shira K., Jacob Robin T., Morris Pamela A., March, 2018
Executive Summary
This report is designed to explore the impact of Making Pre-K Count and High 5s on children's math skills, language skills, executive function, and attitudes toward math at the end of kindergarten. (author abstract)
Helenius Ola, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
Play-based preschool pedagogy usually relies on informal teaching while policy trends and some research call for increased formalisation of the pedagogy. Using Bernstein's concepts of classification and framing, this article characterises mechanisms…
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…