ERIC Number: ED193010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Sociodramatic Play Effects on Mathematical Learning and Adult Rating of Playfulness in Five Year Olds.
Yawkey, Thomas Daniels
Examining the effects of sociodramatic play and sex differences on mathematical learning and adult-observed playfulness in young children, several preliminary analyses were run of pre-test scores. Tests used were the Kindergarten Keys Mathematics Test and the Lieberman Playfulness Scale. The results of three 2(treatment) x 2(sex) analyses of variance indicated no significant main or interaction effects on receptive language I.Q., mathematical abilities, or adult-observed playfulness. The main analyses consisted of two 2(treatment) x 2(sex) analyses of covariance using pre and post measures on mathematical and adult-observed playfulness responses. The results showed that children in the sociodramatic group outperformed those in the control groups on mathematical and adult-observed playfulness abilities; there were no differences for main or interaction effects of sex resulting from the analyses. (Author/TG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economy Co., Oklahoma City, OK.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
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