Cross Cultural Numeracy Research

Currently, research is being done on the effects of culture and language on pre-school children’s ability to learn to count and complete other early numeracy tasks. The study includes Turkish, Chinese and English speaking participants. It is believed that the transparency of the Turkish and Chinese number naming systems, assists children from these cultures, in learning to count. Previous research has also shown a link between numerical board game play and improvements in children’s’ numeracy skills.

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