Javier Rosales Pardo

University of Salamanca

Early Competencies, Home Practices, and Children's Mathematical Performance

Participants: Raquel de Sixte Herrera1; Marta Ramos1; Álvaro Jáñez1 and Alicia Regalado1

1University of Salamanca

Symposium Summary

This symposium addresses the relationship between practices carried out at home and children's mathematical performance. Mathematical skills are essential for school success and, therefore, we need to know in detail what is determining their development and what is the real influence that the family environment has on their promotion and development. In this regard, the symposium has been organized around four communications. In the first, a study is presented in which we relate the frequency with which parents are involved in formal and informal practices and the performance of children, to basic mathematical processing. In the second, we present a study in which we have analysed the connection that exists between the more informal practices carried out by parents and their children while interacting together at home and mathematical performance. In the third, the relationship between motivation and performance in mathematics is analysed in a cross-sectional study. Finally, in the fourth communication, we present a longitudinal study in which we analyse the possible relationships between the different types of motivation that can be theoretically distinguished at an early age (intrinsic, identified and controlled) and their relationship with mathematical performance throughout the first three years of Primary Education.

Short CV

Professor at the Developmental and Educational Psychology Department at the University of Salamanca. He is teaching at the Faculty of Education of this University. His research studies focus on the study of written language comprehension and the analysis of educational practice.


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