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Affect, Motivation, Working Memory, and Mathematics  

Alex M. Moore, Nathan O. Rudig, and Mark H. Ashcraft

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This article reviews the topics of affect, motivation, working memory, and their relationships to mathematics learning and performance. The underlying factors of interest, motivation, ... More

Approximate Arithmetic Abilities in Childhood  

Camilla Gilmore

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This article reviews recent research exploring children’s abilities to perform approximate arithmetic with non-symbolic and symbolic quantities, and considers what role this ability might ... More

The Classification and Cognitive Characteristics of Mathematical Disabilities in Children  

David C. Geary

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Children in the bottom quartile of mathematics achievement are at high risk for underemployment in adulthood. These children include the roughly 7% of students with a mathematical learning ... More

Developing Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge of Mathematics  

Bethany Rittle-Johnson and Michael Schneider

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Mathematical competence rests on developing knowledge of concepts and of procedures (i.e. conceptual and procedural knowledge). Although there is some variability in how these constructs ... More

Early Number Competencies and Mathematical Learning: individual variation, screening, and intervention  

Nancy C. Jordan, Lynn S. Fuchs, and Nancy Dyson

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Early number competencies predict later mathematical learning. Weaknesses in number, number relations, and number operations can be reliably identified before school entry in first grade. ... More

Fictional Worlds, the Neuroscience of the Imagination, and Childhood Education  

Angeline S. Lillard

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
Fictional worlds (pretending, reading, watching television) can teach and change children. This chapter discusses the influence of fictional worlds on children's prosocial and aggressive ... More

Figuring Out Children’s Number Representations: lessons from cross-cultural work  

John N. Towse, Kevin Muldoon, and Victoria Simms

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This chapter explores how numbers are represented amongst children in different cultures, and shows how this can enrich our understanding of mathematical cognition. It focuses on two ... More

How Counting Leads to Children’s First Representations of Exact, Large Numbers  

Barbara W. Sarnecka, Meghan C. Goldman, and Emily B. Slusser

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Young children initially learn to ‘count’ without understanding either what counting means, or what numerical quantities the individual number words pick out. Over a period of many months, ... More

How Informal Learning Activities Can Promote Children’s Numerical Knowledge  

Geetha B. Ramani and Robert S. Siegler

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Before children begin school, there is a wide range of individual differences in children’s early numerical knowledge. Theoretical and empirical work from the sociocultural perspective ... More

In and Out of the Classroom: The Intersection of Learning and Schooling Across Cultural Communities  

Maricela Correa-Chávez, Heather Mangione, and Kaitlin Black

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Apr 2015
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Sep 2014
This chapter examines how teaching and learning is organized in many communities around the world. It contrasts how child learning is organized by Observing and Pitching In (Rogoff et al., ... More

Individual Differences in Basic Arithmetical Processes in Children and Adults  

Jo-Anne LeFevre, Emma Wells, and Carla Sowinski

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This chapter describes the four main sources of individual differences in arithmetic that have been identified through research with children and adults. Numerical quantitative knowledge ... More

Individual Differences in Children’s Paths to Arithmetical Development  

Julie-Ann Jordan, Judith Wylie, and Gerry Mulhern

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Cross-sectional and longitudinal data consistently indicate that mathematical difficulties are more prevalent in older than in younger children (e.g. Department of Education, 2011). ... More

The Influence of Television, Video Games, and the Internet on Children’s Creativity  

Sandra L. Calvert and Patti M. Valkenburg

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
For many children, substantial amounts of time are devoted almost every day to screen media, including television viewing, video game play, and online Internet activities. This chapter ... More

Spontaneous Focusing On Numerosity and its Relation to Counting and Arithmetic  

Minna M. Hannula-Sormunen

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This chapter reviews recent research investigating children’s Spontaneous Focusing On Numerosity (SFON) and considers the role it might play in the development of counting and arithmetical ... More

Teaching Child and Adolescent Development  

David B. Daniel and Aaron S. Richmond

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2014
The authors attempt to raise issues for consideration and offer provide guidance on sound pedagogy for teaching Child and Adolescent Development courses. They first outline the nature of ... More

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