**Is considering numerical competence sufficient? The structure of 6-year-old preschool children's mathematical competence.** / Dunekacke, Simone; Grüßing, Meike; Heinze, Aiso.

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Dunekacke, S, Grüßing, M & Heinze, A 2018, Is considering numerical competence sufficient? The structure of 6-year-old preschool children's mathematical competence. in C Benz, AS Steinweg, H Gasteiger, P Schöner, H Vollmuth & J Zöllner (eds), *Mathematics education in the early years: Results from the POEM 3 Conference, 2016.* Springer International, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 145-157. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78220-1_8

Dunekacke, S., Grüßing, M., & Heinze, A. (2018). Is considering numerical competence sufficient? The structure of 6-year-old preschool children's mathematical competence. In C. Benz, A. S. Steinweg, H. Gasteiger, P. Schöner, H. Vollmuth, & J. Zöllner (Eds.), *Mathematics education in the early years: Results from the POEM 3 Conference, 2016 *(pp. 145-157). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78220-1_8

Dunekacke S, Grüßing M, Heinze A. Is considering numerical competence sufficient? The structure of 6-year-old preschool children's mathematical competence. In Benz C, Steinweg AS, Gasteiger H, Schöner P, Vollmuth H, Zöllner J, editors, Mathematics education in the early years: Results from the POEM 3 Conference, 2016. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. 2018. p. 145-157. Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78220-1_8

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