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NUMBERS – Evaluation of classroom-based promotion of quantity-number competencies and self-regulation

NUMBERS – Evaluation of classroom-based promotion of quantity-number competencies and self-regulation

The project NUMBERS investigates two trainings for classroom-based promotion of early quantity-number competencies and self-regulation in classes with a high percentage of immigrant students.

Project description

Immigrant students reach significantly lower academic achievements in the German school system than their peers without migration background. Possible reasons for this may be the different preconditions children start their schooling with. Children with poor achievements in mathematics often have deficiencies in the early quantity-number competencies. Thus, it seems desirable to foster basic mathematical knowledge at the beginning of primary school. Since studies on self-regulated learning have shown that the transfer of domain-specific skills to new tasks is particularly successful when self-regulatory strategies are trained additionally, these two approaches are combined in the project NUMBERS. The study aims at investigating to which extent children with and without immigrant background benefit from the training. Additionally, the influence of the order of the approaches (self-regulatory strategies plus math-specific basic skills vs. basic math skills plus self-regulatory strategies) is examined concerning the improvement of mathematics achievement and learning behavior.

Funding

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(until Jun. 2014)

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Co-operations

  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Justus Liebig University Giessen

Further Information

Website: IDeA Center

Project management

  • Gerhard Büttner
  • Kristin Krajewski
  • Barbara Otto

Project details

State:
Completed projects
Duration:
1/2010 - 2014
Funding:
External funding
Department: Department of Education and Human Development
last modified Nov 27, 2015