Brown Bag Seminar: Riikka Mononen
Speaker: Riikka Mononen, Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo
Title: Tracking individual differences in numeracy development – interplay between skills, motivation and well-being
Abstract: Currently, there is little knowledge about the interplay of factors that contribute to numeracy development, especially in the early years of schooling. In order to address this gap, our research project iSeeNumbers focuses on tracing individual differences in children’s numeracy development from Grade 1 to Grade 3 (n = 265). More precisely, the focus is on the developmental interplay between skills (numeracy, language and executive functions), motivation (interest and competence perceptions) and well-being (school value and math anxiety) during the early school years. In this talk, project’s study design – with opportunities and challenges – and some preliminary results from the first time point (first grade) are presented.