Recent Publications

Mathematical Skill Development

  1. Sarnecka, B. W., Negen, J., Scalise, N. R., Goldman, M. C., & Rouder, J. N. (2023). The real preschoolers of Orange County: Early number learning in a diverse group of children. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 9(1).
  2. Chan, J. Y. C. & Scalise, N. R. (2022). Relations between executive function, numeracy, and mathematics achievement in early childhood. Cognitive Development, 62.
  3. Scalise, N. R. & Purpura, D. J. (2022). Numerical development in preschool: Examining potential mediators of children’s approximate number system and mathematics achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 114(5), 1192–1204.
  4. Scalise, N. R., Daubert, E. N., & Ramani, G. B. (2021). When one size does not fit all: A latent profile analysis of low-income preschoolers’ math skills. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 209.
  5. Gordon, R., Scalise, N. R., & Ramani, G. B. (2021). Give yourself a hand: The role of gesture and working memory in preschoolers’ numerical knowledge. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 208.
  6. Scalise, N. R. & Ramani, G. B. (2021). Symbolic magnitude understanding predicts preschoolers’ later addition skills. Journal of Cognition and Development, 22(2), 185-202.

Playful Learning Interventions

  1. Scalise, N. R., Daubert, E. N., & Ramani, G. B. (2019). Benefits of playing numerical card games on Head Start children’s mathematical skills. Journal of Experimental Education, 88(2), 200-220.
  2. Ramani, G. B., Daubert, E. N., & Scalise, N. R. (2019). Role of play and games in building children’s foundational numerical knowledge. In D. Berch, D. Geary, K. M. Koepke (Eds.), Mathematical Cognition and Learning Series. London: Elsevier/Academic Press.
  3. Scalise, N. R., Daubert, E. N., & Ramani, G. B. (2018). Narrowing the early mathematics gap: A play-based intervention to promote low-income preschoolers’ number skills. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 3(3).

Social Influences on Achievement

  1. Scalise, N. R., DePascale, M., Tavassolie, N., McCown, C., & Ramani, G. B. (2022). Deal me in: Playing cards in the home to learn math. Education Sciences.
  2. Eason, S. H., Scalise, N. R., Berkowitz, T., Ramani, G. B., & Levine, S. C. (2022). Widening the lens of family math engagement: A systematic review and conceptual framework. Developmental Review.
  3. Wentzel, K., Jablansky, S., & Scalise, N. (2021). Peer social acceptance and academic achievement: A meta-analytic study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 113(1), 157-180.
  4. Ramani, G. B., & Scalise, N. R. (2020). It’s more than just fun and games: Play-based mathematics activities for Head Start families. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 50(3), 78-89.
  5. Zippert, E. L., Daubert, E. N., Scalise, N. R., Noreen, G. D., & Ramani, G. B. (2019). “Tap space number three”: Promoting math talk during parent-child tablet play. Developmental Psychology, 55(8), 1605-1614
  6. Wentzel, K. R., Jablansky, S., & Scalise, N. R. (2018). Do friendships afford academic benefits? A meta-analytic study. Educational Psychology Review, 30(4), 1241-1267.