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Gry planszowe jako narzędzie wspomagania rozwoju wczesnych kompetencji matematycznych
Improving early number competence by board game intervention

Author(s): Krzysztof Cipora, Monika Szczygieł
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Keywords: psychology; board games; intervention; early mathematics; number competence; number sense

Summary/Abstract: Number competence strongly influences educational success, as well as life quality and well-being. Low numeracy can be more of a handicap than poor reading skills. Early deficits are not remedied spontaneously but prevent the development of more advanced skills. There is therefore a need for methods to improve numeracy. Intervention aimed at enhancing number competence is most effective at the earliest stages of the education. Linear number board games are an effective tool that facilitates development of proper linear representation of magnitude in children. The effects of short and inexpensive intervention are prevalent and stable. In the paper we review current research on board game intervention and present a Polish game.

  • Issue Year: 123/2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 60-75
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish