publication . Thesis . 2015

The Relations between Working Memory and Mathematics Achievement of Children in the Primary Grades

Tzoneva, Irina Staykova;
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  • Published: 28 Jul 2015
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
This study investigated the predictive relations between working memory in Kindergarten and mathematics achievement in first and second grade. The research is underpinned by Baddeley’s model of working memory (Baddeley & Hitch, 1974; Baddeley, 1986, 1996, 2000) and places particular emphasis on the roles of the central executive and the phonological loop components of the working memory system. A sample consisted of 92 participants (age range: 4 years, 4 months to 6 years, 5 months). Measures of vocabulary, working memory, and phonological processing were administered to children in Kindergarten and their early numeracy, mathematics word-problem solving, and...
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