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Research interests

Kevin’s research interests focus on the development of numerical understanding in the pre-school and early school years. A recent collaboration with Nankai University on numerical estimating has yielded valuable insights into the impact that culturally different teaching practices have on formative numeracy, and ongoing work on differences in early conceptualisations of number between Asia and Europe will further this line of work.  Kevin is also particularly interested in an often-overlooked route into numerical understanding: sharing.  

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ability Social Sciences
intercultural comparison Social Sciences
Learning Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Autistic Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
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Research Output 2003 2015

Figuring out children's number representations: Lessons from cross-cultural work

Towse, J., Muldoon, K. P. & Simms, V. 2015 The Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition. Cohen Kadosh, R. & Dowker, A. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 402-414 13 p.

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A longitudinal analysis of estimation, counting skills, and mathematical ability across the first school year

Muldoon, K. P., Towse, J., Simms, V., Perra, O. & Menzies, V. Apr 2012 In : Developmental Psychology. 49, 2, p. 250-257

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Cross-cultural comparisons of 5-year-olds' estimating and mathematical ability

Muldoon, K., Simms, V., Towse, J., Menzies, V. & Yue, G. May 2011 In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 42, 4, p. 669-681 13 p.

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intercultural comparison
number of children

Why set-comparison is vital in early number learning

Muldoon, K., Lewis, C. & Freeman, N. May 2009 In : Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 13, 5, p. 203-208 6 p.

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