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ERIC Number: EJ928747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Early Place-Value Understanding as a Precursor for Later Arithmetic Performance--A Longitudinal Study on Numerical Development
Moeller, K.; Pixner, S.; Zuber, J.; Kaufmann, L.; Nuerk, H. C.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n5 p1837-1851 Sep-Oct 2011
It is assumed that basic numerical competencies are important building blocks for more complex arithmetic skills. The current study aimed at evaluating this interrelation in a longitudinal approach. It was investigated whether first graders' performance in basic numerical tasks in general as well as specific processes involved (e.g., place-value understanding) reliably predicted performance in an addition task in third grade. The results indicated that early place-value understanding was a reliable predictor for specific aspects of arithmetic performance. Implications of the role of basic numerical competencies for the acquisition of complex arithmetic are discussed. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3; Primary Education
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Language: English
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