Next Directions in Measurement of the Home Mathematics Environment: An International and Interdisciplinary Perspective

Hornburg, CB and Boriello, GA and Kung, M and Lin, J and Litkowski, E and Cosso, J and Ellis, A and King, Y and Zippert, E and Cabrera, NJ and Davis-Kean, P and Eason, SH and Hart, SA and Iruka, IU and LeFevre, J-A and Simms, Victoria and Susperreguy, MI and Cahoon, A and Chan, WWL and Cheung, SK and Coppola, M and De Smedt, B and Elliott, L and Estevez-Perez, N and Gallagher-Mitchell, Thomas and Gardner-Neblett, N and Gilmore, C and Leyva, D and Maloney, EA and Manolitsis, G and Melzi, G and Mutaf-Yildis, B and Nelson, G and Niklas, F and Pan, Y and Ramani, GB and Skwarchuk, S-L and Sonnenschein, S and Pupura, DJ (2021) Next Directions in Measurement of the Home Mathematics Environment: An International and Interdisciplinary Perspective. Journal of Numerical Cognition. ISSN 2363-8761 (Accepted for Publication)

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This article synthesizes findings from an international virtual conference, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), focused on the home mathematics environment (HME). In light of inconsistencies and gaps in research investigating relations between the HME and children’s outcomes, the purpose of the conference was to discuss actionable steps and considerations for future work. The conference was composed of international researchers with a wide range of expertise and backgrounds. Presentations and discussions during the conference centered broadly on the need to better operationalize and measure the HME as a construct – focusing on issues related to child, family, and community factors, country and cultural factors, and the cognitive and affective characteristics of caregivers and children. Results of the conference and a subsequent writing workshop include a synthesis of core questions and key considerations for the field of research on the HME. Findings highlight the need for the field at large to use multi-method measurement approaches to capture nuances in the HME, and to do so with increased international and interdisciplinary collaboration, open science practices, and communication among scholars.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: home mathematics environment, mathematics, research agenda, measurement, early childhood
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Tom Gallagher-Mitchell
Date Deposited: 20 May 2021 09:10
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 09:10

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