Intervention in Young Children's Arithmetical Learning: The Development of a Research-based Mathematics Recovery Program.

Year: 1992

Author: Wright, Bob

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

An applied research project in the area of intervention in young children's arithmetical learning is described. The project draws upon current research into young children's mathematics learning, in developing an intervention program which, in organisational terms, has much in common with the Reading Recovery program. The project is collaborative with school systems and its outcomes will include specialised professional development courses for teachers. This paper includes a discussion of the Reading Recovery program, puts the case in favour of early intervention in mathematics, and gives an overview of the theoretical bases of the intervention program.