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Description

Concern about poor mathematics achievement in U.S. schools has increased in recent years. In part, poor achievement may be attributed to a lack of attention to early instruction and missed opportunities to build on young children's early understanding of mathematics. This study examined the development and feasibility testing of a kindergarten mathematics curriculum designed to focus on the development of early number sense, geometry, measurement, and mathematics vocabulary. A mixed-model analysis of covariance, using pretest score as a covariate, was used to determine the effect of the experimental curriculum on student achievement on a standardized measure of early mathematics. Achievement results as well as implementation fidelity and teacher satisfaction suggest that further empirical research on the efficacy of the curriculum is warranted.

Citation

Chard, D. J., Baker, S. K., Clarke, B., Jungjohan, K., Davis, K., & Smolkowski, K. (2008). Preventing early mathematics difficulties: The feasibility of a rigorous kindergarten mathematics curriculum. Learning Disability Quarterly, 31(1), 11–20.


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Published Date

2008

Funding Source

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

Topic

Mathematics Instruction
Response to Intervention (RTI)

Type of Resource

Journal Article/Book Chapter

Audience

Researcher

Grade Level

Elementary