Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(4), pp. 1074 - 1083
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070419
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The Effect of Early Numeracy Program on the Development of Number Concept in Children at 48-60 Months of Age


Mustafa Nisan 1, Gozde Inal Kiziltepe 2,*
1 Department of Child Development and Youth Services, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey
2 Faculty of Education,Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study investigates the effect of Early Numeracy Program on the development of number concept in children at 48-60 months of age. The study was carried out in the central district of a province (Mugla/ Mentese) in the Aegean region of Turkey. The study group of the research included 78 children (40 in experiment group, 38 in control groups) attending two different kindergartens in the central district of the aforementioned province. In this study in which quasi-experimental design with pre-test-post-test control group was used the data were collected with Early Numeracy Assessment and Number Development Assessment Tool. SPSS was used for data analysis and whether there was a significant difference between the mean scores of the experimental and control groups in terms of pretest, post-test, and follow-up test was checked using Independent Samples t-Test and Dependent Samples t-Test. Early Numeracy Program supported with educational material was applied to children for 2 days a week over a period of 12 weeks. In the statistical analysis, it was found that the mean post-test scores of the children in the experiment group were significantly higher than the mean scores of the children in the control group. As a result, it was determined that the applied Early Numeracy Program significantly increases the level of development of number concept for children at 48-60 months of age.

KEYWORDS
Preschool Education, Number Concept, Number Development, Educational Materials

Cite this paper
Mustafa Nisan , Gozde Inal Kiziltepe . "The Effect of Early Numeracy Program on the Development of Number Concept in Children at 48-60 Months of Age." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.4 (2019) 1074 - 1083. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070419.