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Small group math instruction benefits young children: study

13 June 2018 12:12 447
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Small group math instruction benefits young children: study

CHICAGO. KAZINFORM Teaching math to small groups of low-income, minority kindergartners has a positive impact on their learning and can help bridge the divide with higher-income peers, U.S. researchers have found.

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The researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) evaluated kindergarten students in the one-year math enrichment High 5s program in 24 low-income elementary schools in New York City, according to a news release posted on the UM's website on Monday, Xinhua reports.

Students enrolled in the High 5s program met in groups of four students with a trained facilitator for 30 minutes three times a week. Activities were delivered in a game-like format and intended to be fun, engaging, interactive and developmentally appropriate.

At the end of kindergarten, student math achievement was analyzed on two different measures: the Woodcock-Johnson applied problems subscale and REMA-K. The students in High 5s scored higher than the control students on the REMA-K.

The effect of the program was equivalent to about two-and-a-half months of learning on the assessment, the researchers said.

The U-M researchers are now working to develop a model for such small-group math instruction that requires fewer resources and could be more easily scaled.


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