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BJEP Monograph Series II: Part 7 Understanding Number Development and Difficulties

BJEP Monograph Series II: Part 7 Understanding Number Development and Difficulties

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The BJEP Monograph Series publishes papers from a set of conferences on psychological aspects of education, in which invited world-leading researchers provide updates on the latest advances in their fields and consideration of the applied implications. Prices include UK postage and packing.



Monograph No. 7: Understanding Number Development and Difficulties

Edited by Richard Cowan, Matthew Saxton and Andrew Tolmie

Proficiency with numbers is important for everyday life, employment, and the study of natural and social sciences. Understanding what promotes number development and why children differ are important for achieving national goals for primary education and because difficulties at primary school predict difficulties in adulthood. Differences between children in their mathematical attainment are not decreasing and some evidence suggests they are increasing. Understanding this diversity involves considerations of the roles of the environment, general cognitive factors and specific number skills.

This monograph features contributions from eminent developmental psychologists who have been concerned to make connections between developmental psycholgy and the theory and practice of education, particularly in mathematics. Their research is advancing understanding of the factors responsible for diversity in children's mathematical attainment and interventions that are effective in supporting mathematical development.


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