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Jo-Anne LeFevre

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As the Numeracy Theme Leader for CLLRNet, I am interested in how children's cognitive skills, knowledge, and language abilities contribute to their learning about quantity and number. In particular, I am studying how children's early numeracy skills (from preschool and kindergarten age) predict their acquisition of mathematics, geometry, and related scientific skills and concepts in elementary school.

I am currently the principal investigator on a longitudinal research project where we are exploring these questions. We call our project 'Count Me In' and more information about it is available at This research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

I also conduct research with older children and adults, focusing on how memory and attention are important for quantitative skills such as calculation and estimation. This research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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