Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/24325
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Arithmetic
Early numeracy
Singapore
Preschool
Counting
Digits
Informal arithmetic
Issue Date: 
2022
Publisher: 
Springer Singapore
Citation: 
Cheung, P., Munez, D., Ng, E. L., Khng, K. H., & Bull, R. (2022). The development of early arithmetic skills: What, when, and how? In O. S. Tan, K. K. Poon, B. A. O'Brien, & A. Rifkin-Graboi (Eds.), Early Childhood Development and Education in Singapore (pp. 241-260). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-7405-1_12
Abstract: 
Arithmetic skills – the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide – are the building blocks of mathematics. Poor arithmetic skills can lead to poor job prospects and life outcomes. It is thus important to investigate the development of arithmetic skills. What constitute the foundations for arithmetic skills? When do they develop? Previous studies have highlighted the importance of the toddler and preschool period as providing foundations for later math learning. In this chapter, we provide an overview of key factors across domain-specific and domain-general areas that support the development of arithmetic skills. We then draw on existing data from the Singapore Kindergarten Impact Project (SKIP) and describe the performance of basic numeracy skills at entry to kindergarten that are relevant for arithmetic learning. These skills include counting, informal arithmetic, and the reading and writing of Arabic digits. Finally, we conclude with guidelines for promoting the development of early mathematical knowledge in the classroom and at home.
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9789811674051
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