Effects of Gender on Basic Numerical and Arithmetic Skills : Pilot Data From Third to Ninth Grade for a Large-Scale Online Dyscalculia Screener

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dc.contributor.author Räsänen, Pekka
dc.contributor.author Aunio, Pirjo
dc.contributor.author Laine, Anu
dc.contributor.author Hakkarainen, Airi
dc.contributor.author Väisänen, Eija
dc.contributor.author Finell, Jonatan
dc.contributor.author Rajala, Teemu
dc.contributor.author Laakso, Mikko-Jussi
dc.contributor.author Korhonen, Johan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-17T14:12:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-17T14:12:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07
dc.identifier.citation Räsänen , P , Aunio , P , Laine , A , Hakkarainen , A , Väisänen , E , Finell , J , Rajala , T , Laakso , M-J & Korhonen , J 2021 , ' Effects of Gender on Basic Numerical and Arithmetic Skills : Pilot Data From Third to Ninth Grade for a Large-Scale Online Dyscalculia Screener ' , Frontiers in education , vol. 6 , 683672 . https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.683672
dc.identifier.other PURE: 167119914
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3881-8134/work/98607710
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-0901-3874/work/98609971
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5199-3493/work/98611326
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333257
dc.description.abstract In this study, we analyzed the development and effects of gender on basic number skills from third to ninth grade in Finland. Because the international comparison studies have shown slightly different developmental trends in mathematical attainment for different language groups in Finland, we added the language of education as a variable in our analysis. Participants were 4,265 students from third to ninth grade in Finland, representing students in two national languages (Finnish, n = 2,833, and Swedish, n = 1,432). Confirmatory factor analyses showed that the subtasks in the dyscalculia screener formed two separate factors, namely, number-processing skills and arithmetic fluency. We found a linear development trend across age cohorts in both the factors. Reliability and validity evidence of the measures supported the use of these tasks in the whole age group from 9 to15 years. In this sample, there was an increasing gender difference in favor of girls and Swedish-speaking students by grade levels in number-processing skills. At the same time, boys showed a better performance and a larger variance in tasks measuring arithmetic fluency. The results indicate that the gender ratio within the group with mathematical learning disabilities depends directly on tasks used to measure their basic number skills. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Frontiers in education
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.title Effects of Gender on Basic Numerical and Arithmetic Skills : Pilot Data From Third to Ninth Grade for a Large-Scale Online Dyscalculia Screener en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Active Numeracy
dc.contributor.organization Department of Education
dc.contributor.organization Teacher Education
dc.contributor.organization Open University
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.683672
dc.relation.issn 2504-284X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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