Early numeracy in low-performing young children

Pirjo Aunio, Jarkko Hautamäki, Nina Sajaniemi, Johannes E. H. Van Luit

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    The aim of this study was to explore the early numeracy of low-performing young children. The mean age of the children was six years and four months. The 511 participants belonged to three groups: multi-language children, children with special educational needs and children with average performance. The results showed that there were significant group differences in early numeracy: the children in the reference group had better relational and counting skills than those with a multi-language background and those with special educational needs. Some differences were found in counting skills between the children with multi-language background and those with special educational needs. Finally, (special) educational support for low-performing children is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBritish Educational Research Journal
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)25-46
    Number of pages22
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Fields of Science

    • 516 Educational sciences

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