ERIC Number: ED021752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Selected Experiences on the Ability of Kindergarten and First-Grade Children to Conserve Numerousness.
Harper, E. Harold; Steffe, Leslie P.
This study was designed to test the effects of a sequence of 12 lessons on the ability of kindergarten and first-grade children to recognize and conserve numerousness. Two pretests were administered to the children in each grade level, the Lorge-Thorndike Intelligence Test (nonverbal) and a test of numerousness. One post-test, the test of numerousness, was administered to each grade level. The sequence of lessons involved the following concepts: (1) one-to-one correspondence, (2) perceptual rearrangement (3) as many as, (4) more than, (5) fewer than, (6) additions, and (7) subtractions. It was concluded that, for the kindergarten students, the lessons were uccessful in enhancing the children's ability to conserve numerousness. (RP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Identifiers: Madison; University of Wisconsin; Wisconsin; Wisconsin R and D Center for Cognitive Learning