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ERIC Number: EJ852159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Investigating Children's Mathematics Readiness
Lee, Joohi; Autry, Mary Murray; Fox, Jill; Williams, Cynthia
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v22 n3 p316 Spr 2008
A sample of 244 children (average age: 61 months) and their parents from the Dallas and Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex area in Texas were surveyed to investigate children's mathematics readiness. This study was conducted as part of a project funded by a local child care council, composed of business, civic, and education leaders in the community. The study investigated children's mathematics readiness associated with demographic information (family income, race/ethnicity, and gender) and pre-kindergarten experiences. Major findings of this study were: (1) children from higher family incomes scored higher on mathematics readiness assessments than children from lower family incomes; (2) among four major ethnic groups of children, white children scored higher on mathematics readiness assessment than the other racial/ethnic groups (African American, Hispanic, and Asian students); (3) children without pre-kindergarten experiences outperformed children who had pre-kindergarten experiences; and (4) there was no gender gap found in mathematics readiness scores. (Contains 14 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas