ERIC Number: ED171540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Mathematical Foundations of Forty Years of Research on Conservation in Geneva. Revised Edition.
Easley, J. A., Jr.
The question of how Piaget selects mathematical concepts for his theory is addressed as a problem which may have contributed to a misinterpretation of the relevance of conservation studies for mathematics education. A new form of pseudo-conservation is discussed in which nonconservers of length are able to pick out strips of equal length from an irregular array. How Piaget thinks of mathematical concepts is discussed as being related to his general epistemological stance which is compatible with a creative, heuristic view of mathematics and not with a process or skill view. (MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean)
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (San Diego, California, April 12, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document