De relatie tussen vergelijkingsvaardigheden en telvaardigheden ten opzichte van getalbegrip.
Jong, K. de
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Background: In his triple code model, Dehaene describes number sense as a basic natural numeracy ability. In this model, numbers are represented as analog and verbal codes, after which they can be compared to quantities on the mental numberline. Aim: The aim of this research is to find which abilities influence this mental numberline, in order to improve maths education. Method: At two stages, there have been two moments of data sampling of 255 preschoolers spread over 17 schools. The collected data concerned the specific comparing abilities, counting abilities and the mental numberline. Results: In general, the counting abilities proved to be the best indicator of the mental numberline. The comparing abilities showed no significant improvement to the mental numberline in between the two measuring moments. Conclusion: This study provides a new direction for maths education for preschoolers. Moreover, it shows clear implications for further research in the field of counting abilities.