This paper will focus on the findings of a study of young children’s number sense. The Early Numeracy Test (ENT) developed by Van Luit et al. (1994) was used for this study. A total of 246 children (aged 4-7 years) in Hong Kong from ten preschool/schools participated in the cross-national collaborative study. Some were tested in English (n=130) and some in Chinese (n=116). This paper reports the findings of gender differences within each age group and across different age groups. The implications of the findings are discussed in relation to language factors and curricular/pedagogical aspects.
|Publication status||Published - May 2006|