Reading to learn? The co-development of mathematics and reading during primary school.
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Hübner, N., Merrell, C., Cramman, H., Little, J., Bolden, D., & Nagengast, B. (2022). Reading to learn? The co-development of mathematics and reading during primary school.. Child Dev https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13817
Understanding how early reading and mathematics co-develop is important from both theoretical and pedagogical standpoints. Previous research has provided mixed results. This paper investigates the development of reading and mathematics in a longitudinal sample of N = 355,883 students from the United Kingdom (2005-2019) aged 5 to 12 (49% girls). Results indicate a positive relation between the development of the two domains. In addition, a substantial statistically significant positive association between prior reading scores and subsequent changes in achievement in mathematics was found, whereas changes in reading were smaller for students with a higher prior performance in mathematics. The findings suggest that acquiring good reading skills is highly relevant for developing mathematics skills. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.
EMPIRICAL ARTICLE, EMPIRICAL ARTICLES
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (ZUK 63)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13817
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/338482