Numeracy skills of young children in Hong Kong

Swee Eng Audrey LIM

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2006


Lim, S. E. A. (2006, May). Numeracy skills of young children in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Educational Research Association of Singapore Conference 2006: Diversity for Excellence: Engaged Pedagogy, Singapore.


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