Theoretical framework

The theoretical framework provides information about the core mathematical skills in the age group of 5-8-year-old children. Furthermore, it includes knowledge about mathematical difficulties and factors that affect mathematical development. Knowledge about interventions related to supporting children with weak mathematical skills is also provided. These have influenced the development work of ThinkMath materials and may support the use of the material.

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Core mathematical skills

Early signs of mathematical learning difficulties

Identification of children with low early mathematical performance

Factors affecting mathematical development