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ERIC Number: EJ860377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Mastery of the Counting Principles in Toddlers: A Crucial Step in the Development of Budding Arithmetic Abilities?
Stock, Pieter; Desoete, Annemie; Roeyers, Herbert
Learning and Individual Differences, v19 n4 p419-422 Dec 2009
Counting abilities have been described as determinative precursors for a good development of later arithmetic abilities. Mastery of the stable order, the one-one-correspondence and the cardinality principles can be seen as essential features for the development of counting abilities. Mastery of the counting principles in kindergarten was assessed in a large group of children with a broad range of arithmetic abilities (N = 423). Not all children mastered the counting principles by the end of kindergarten. Mastery of the counting principles in kindergarten was predictive for arithmetic abilities one year later in first grade, especially for scores on arithmetic achievement tests. Children sharing a common educational background tend to have more similar scores on arithmetic tests, yet the importance of mastery of the essential counting principles in the prediction of later arithmetic achievement was the same for all classrooms. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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