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ERIC Number: EJ894927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Spontaneous Focusing on Numerosity as a Domain-Specific Predictor of Arithmetical Skills
Hannula, Minna M.; Lepola, Janne; Lehtinen, Erno
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v107 n4 p394-406 Dec 2010
The aim of this 2 year longitudinal study was to explore whether children's individual differences in spontaneous focusing on numerosity (SFON) in kindergarten predict arithmetical and reading skills 2 years later in school. Moreover, we investigated whether the positive relationship between SFON and mathematical skills is explained by children's individual differences in spontaneous focusing on a non-numerical aspect. The participants were 139 Finnish-speaking children. The results show that SFON tendency in kindergarten is a significant domain-specific predictor of arithmetical skills, but not reading skills, assessed at the end of Grade 2. In addition, the relationship between SFON and number sequence skills in kindergarten is not explained by children's individual differences in their focusing on a non-numerical aspect that is, spatial locations. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland