ERIC Number: ED049923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Morphemic Idiosyncracies in Number Words on Performing Arithmetic Operations.
Chevalier, Jacques A.
Viewing the number system as a complex of interrelated words, three studies are described: (1) a study of the difficulty of simple addition and subtraction in different decimal positions; (2) a study of variations in the number of digits in the addend or minuend; (3) a study of the effect of irregular morphemes occurring in some number words. Findings proposed were (1) arithmetic tasks involve sequences of operations of reading and arithmetic called shifts; (2) different arithmetic performances require different shifts and thus some performances require more time to complete. (JG)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Interdisciplinary Meeting on Structural Learning (2nd, April 2, 1971, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)