Linguistic influences on mathematical development: How important is the transparency of the counting system?
Wales uses languages with both regular (Welsh) and irregular (English) counting systems. Three groups of 6- and 8-year-old Welsh children with varying degrees of exposure to the Welsh languagethose who spoke Welsh at both home and school; those who spoke Welsh only at home; and those who spoke only Englishwere given standardized tests of arithmetic and a test of understanding representations of two-digit numbers. Groups did not differ on the arithmetic tests, but both groups of Welsh speakers...Expand abstract
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