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A total of 265 Norwegian children, with their teachers and parents, participate the the project.


Children's skills (e.g., different numeracy skills, reading, and executive functions), motivation and emotions for mathematics learning are measured five times during the project:

  • Grade 1 spring 2019

  • Grade 2 autumn 2019 and spring 2020

  • Grade 3 autumn 2020 and spring 2021


Data collection is arranged at the University of Oslo. Each day, during a couple of months, a group of 8–12 children comes to an adventure day. All tasks are connected to a specific theme. In spring 2019, the theme for the adventure day was astronaut training. By the end of the adventure day, the children received a diploma for completing the training. Several students, studying (special) education, participate the project as research assistants, and gain valuable experience in assessment and working with children.

Recent development of more advanced statistical methods as well as technology related to measurement tools, such as eye trackers and equipment measuring physiological responses, enable us to take a step further in tracing children’s numeracy development. The main statistical methodological approaches in this research are person-centred methods and latent growth analyses.   


As the project makes progress, the results will be mainly disseminated as articles in international journals. We will also share the main results on this website.

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