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ERIC Number: ED608577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Numeracy Skills Empowerment from Preschool
Mascia, Maria Lidia; Fastame, Maria Chiara; Agus, Mirian; Penna, Maria Pietronilla
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (16th, Cagliari, Italy, Nov 7-9, 2019)
The development of numerical abilities was examined in 59 children aged 5 years divided into three groups: one control group (n = 15) and two experimental groups (pencil-and-paper mathematical training: n = 29: computerized mathematical training: n = 15). The participants were assessed both before and after a battery of validated tests assessing numerical abilities (BIN test) and fluid intelligence (CPM test). The three groups showed similar values in the pre-test assessment regarding these two dimensions. A gain between post-test and pre-test scores was calculated; this result underlines significant differences between experimental groups and the control group in the four areas evaluated by the BIN test. This study shows the efficacy of both computer-assisted and pencil-and-paper training in enriching numerical intelligence; pencil-and-paper mathematical training seems to be more effective in some areas. This aspect leads us to reflect about this result and to deepen the research with subsequent experiments. [For the complete proceedings, see ED608557.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Raven Progressive Matrices