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Research Gateway

Welcome to the Research Gateway where you can search reports, articles and research papers from the British Education Index, specifically selected for the NCETM.
Often these are available free of charge, and if so, a download icon () indicates that the item can be immediately downloaded. Alternatively there may be a charge to access certain items.

At the heart of mathematics education is teaching and learning and, as professionals, we strive to develop and improve our practice by increasing our associated knowledge and understanding. One way to achieve this is by reading about what others have learned and there is a vast literature "out there" that is not always easily accessible to practitioners, a problem that the Research Gateway aims to remedy.

Some hints on searching the Research Gateway

If you know what you are looking for, using an author's last name or a keyword from the title will normally locate it quickly. Don't be too specific at this stage as a typing error or different spelling may result in an unsuccessful search. If you are searching for reports, articles or research papers about a specific topic, it is helpful to consider a few related key words before you start. Mathematics topics such as fractions or ratios are fairly obvious but if you are searching for a pedagogical consideration such as questioning it might be better to think about a broader keyword such as formative assessment first.You can also access records which require subscription.

Although the free items are obviously worth looking at first, don't dismiss those that you need to pay for! Anyone who is registered with a UK University may have free access to these through their library and it is possible to request copies from the British Library through your local library at much lower cost than that of the publisher.

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  E-Books for supporting the emergent literacy and emergent math of children at risk for learning disabilities: can metacognitive guidance make a difference?
The purpose of the study reported here was to examine the effect of activity with an educational electronic book (e-book), with/without metacognitive guidance, on the emergent literacy (rhyming) and emergent math (essence of addition, ordinal...

  Enhancing mathematics communication using critical aspects and dimensions of variation
This article deals with two prominent topics in the field of mathematics education: the communication in mathematics and its teaching and learning and the continuous professional development of mathematics teachers. In this article, a framework...

  Preschool affects longer term literacy and numeracy: results from a general population longitudinal study in Northern Ireland
The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland (EPPNI) project is a longitudinal study of child development from 3 to 11 years. It is one of the first large-scale UK projects to investigate the effects of...

  Preschool and primary school influences on the development of children's early numeracy skills between the ages of 3 and 7 years in Germany
Few studies have investigated how preschool and primary school interact to influence children's cognitive development. The present investigation explores German children's numeracy skills between age 3 (1st year of preschool) and age 7 (1st year...

  Targeted versus mixed preschools and kindergartens: effects of class composition and teacher-managed activities on disadvantaged children's emergent academic skills
In this study, longitudinal cohort-sequential latent growth modeling was used to determine the effects of (a) socioeconomically mixed preschool and kindergarten classrooms, (b) the implementation of an education program aiming to accelerate socioeconomically disadvantaged children's...

  Academic performance of language-minority students and all-day kindergarten: a longitudinal study
This longitudinal study examined the effect of all-day kindergarten programs on the academic achievement of students from racial language minority and low socioeconomic class. The study employed a series of 3-level longitudinal multilevel analyses using...

  Early mathematics assessment: validation of the short form of a prekindergarten and kindergarten mathematics measure
In recent years, there has been increased interest in improving early mathematics curricula and instruction. Subsequently, there has also been a rise in demand for better early mathematics assessments, as most current measures are limited...
Published in Educational Psychology

  Educational e-books: a support for vocabulary and early math for children at risk for learning disabilities
Mathematical learning difficulties can originate at an early age. However, research on young children’s math development, especially those who are at risk, is in its early stages. The current study is the first to examine...

  Maths is not dangerous - attitudes of people working in German kindergarten about mathematics in kindergarten
This article deals with the results of a questionnaire survey, in which attitudes and beliefs of people working in German kindergarten about ‘mathematics,’ ‘teaching and learning of mathematics’ and ‘mathematics in the early years’ were...

  One step back, two steps forward - an educator's experiences from a learning study of basic mathematics in preschool special education
The purpose of this study is to describe the developmental benefits emerging from the theoretical approach variation theory of learning, and the implementation of learning study in preschool. An educator specialized in educating children with...

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