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Papadakis, Stamatios; Kalogiannakis, Michail; Zaranis, Nicholas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The present study investigates and compares the influence of teaching Realistic Mathematics on the development of mathematical competence in kindergarten. The sample consisted of 231 Greek kindergarten students. For the implementation of the survey, we conducted an intervention, which included one experimental and one control group. Children in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Competence
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Wu, Su-Chiao; Lin, Fou-Lai – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
A group of teacher educators and practitioners in mathematics education and early childhood education generalized a set of inquiry-based mathematics models for Taiwanese young children of ages 3-6 and designed a series of inquiry-based mathematics curriculum tasks in cultivate the children's diverse mathematical concepts and mathematical power. In…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preschool Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Active Learning
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Kutaka, Traci Shizu; Smith, Wendy M.; Albano, Anthony D.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Ren, Lixin; Beattie, Heidi Lynn; Lewis, W. James; Heaton, Ruth M.; Stroup, Walter W. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The present study investigated the effects of "Primarily Math", an inservice elementary mathematics specialist program. "Primarily Math" sought to augment the mathematical knowledge for teaching of kindergarten through third-grade teachers using a longitudinal multiple cohort design. Two sets of analyses were conducted. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Mathematics Achievement
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Aunio, Pirjo; Heiskari, Pekka; Van Luit, Johannes E. H.; Vuorio, Jari-Matti – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2015
In this study, we investigated how early numeracy skills develop in kindergarten-age children. The participants were 235 Finnish children (111 girls and 124 boys). At the time of the first measurement, the average age of the children was 6 years. The measurements were conducted three times during 1 year of kindergarten. We used a between-group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Zaranis, Nicholas – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate if information and communications technology (ICT) helps improve kindergarten students' basic mathematical achievement regarding addition. Our research compares the level of mathematical competence of the students taught using our ICT oriented learning method which specifically takes advantage of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Dingman, Shannon; Teuscher, Dawn; Newton, Jill A.; Kasmer, Lisa – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This article reports the findings from a comparative analysis that examined several mathematical content strands, reasoning processes, and emphasis on technology in prior K-8 state mathematics standards and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Various methodological tools were utilized to compare and contrast CCSSM with prior…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Course Content
Casa, Tutita M.; Firmender, Janine M.; Gavin, M. Katherine; Carroll, Susan R. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
This research responds to the call by early childhood educators advocating for more challenging mathematics curriculum at the primary level. The kindergarten Project M[superscript 2] units focus on challenging geometry and measurement concepts by positioning students as practicing mathematicians. The research reported herein highlights the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Achievement, Geometry, Measurement
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Starkey, Prentice; Klein, Alice; DeFlorio, Lydia – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
There is a national need for effective interventions to improve school readiness and subsequent achievement in mathematics for students from low-income families. The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a 2-year preschool math intervention that began at preschool entry when children were 3 years of age and continued through the end…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Niklas, Frank; Schneider, Wolfgang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
Mathematical competencies are important not only for academic achievement at school but also for professional success later in life. Although we know a lot about the impact of "Home Literacy Environment" on the development of early linguistic competencies, research on "Home Numeracy Environment" (HNE) and the assessment of its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Literacy, Mathematics Skills
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Erdogan, Serap; Baran, Gulen – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2009
This study was conducted to examine the effect of mathematics teaching given through the drama method on the mathematical ability of six-year-old children. The research was conducted in Ankara on 105 children from the kindergarten classes of two different primary schools of the Ministry of National Education, which are at middle socio-economic…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Kindergarten
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Bell, Courtney A.; Wilson, Suzanne M.; Higgins, Traci; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2010
This study examines the impact of a nationally disseminated professional development program, Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI), on teachers' specialized knowledge for teaching mathematics and illustrates how such research could be conducted. Participants completing 2 DMI modules were compared with similar colleagues who had not taken DMI.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Characteristics, Scores, Faculty Development
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Honoré, Nastasya; Noël, Marie-Pascale – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Working memory capacities are associated with mathematical development. Many studies have tried to improve working memory abilities through training. Furthermore, the central executive has been shown to be the component of working memory, which is the most strongly related to numerical and arithmetical skills. Therefore, we developed a training…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Kindergarten, Randomized Controlled Trials, Training
Manship, Karen; Quick, Heather; Holod, Aleksandra; Mills, Nicholas; Ogut, Burhan; Chernoff, Jodi Jacobson; Blum, Jarah; Hauser, Alison; Anthony, Jennifer; González, Raquel – American Institutes for Research, 2015
Transitional kindergarten--the first year of a two-year kindergarten program for California children born between September 2 and December 2--is intended to better prepare young five-year-olds for kindergarten and ensure a strong start to their educational career. The goal of this study was to measure the success of the program by determining the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, School Readiness, Transitional Programs
Presser, Ashley Lewis; Clements, Margaret; Ginsburg, Herbert; Ertle, Barbrina – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
"Research Findings: Big Math for Little Kids" ("BMLK") is a mathematics curriculum designed for 4- and 5-year-old children. In this study, the curriculum was evaluated for effectiveness over two years, using a cluster-randomized controlled study. Over 750 children participated in the study and experienced either the…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Mathematics Curriculum, Control Groups, Mathematics Education
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Lee, Joohi; Fox, Jill; Brown, Amber L. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
In this study, 244 children (average age: 61 months) and their parents from the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex area in Texas were surveyed to investigate children's proficiency in mathematics content on numbering, sizes, comparisons, and shapes. The researchers investigated children's proficiency in mathematics associated with children's gender,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Content Analysis, Gender Differences, Mathematical Aptitude
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