NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1121972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Domain-Specific Predictors for Fluency Calculation at the Beginning of Primary School Education
Aragón, Estíbaliz; Navarro, José I.; Aguilar, Manuel
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v14 n3 p482-499 Dec 2016
Introduction: This study analyses the predictive role of several specific components of early numerical skills on the fluency calculation. Method: A total of 122 students (Mean age = 69.89 months; SD = 3.44), 54 girls and 68 boys participated in the study. The early numeracy skills were assessed by the end of pre primary school education, and fluency calculation at the first year of primary school. Results: A multiple linear stepwise regression analysis showed a predictive model that explained 27.9% of the variance in fluency calculation. This model suggested that verbal counting (ß = 0.377), resulting counting (ß = 0.191) and estimation (ß = 0.159), were the most important numerical variables explained fluency calculation in first graders primary school. Discussion and Conclusions: Numerical skills predicted fluency calculation, however, was not predicted by relational math skills. The extensive importance of fluency calculation on learning mathematics is discussed.
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A