ERIC Number: ED222343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-24
Reference Count: 0
What the Study of Mathematical Ability Can Tell Us about Cognition and Its Development.
Kaye, Daniel B., And Others
Research into mathematical processes and their development is first viewed from the perspective of previous research that was directed towards the reading process. It is felt that the study of mathematics affords the experimental psychologist a well-specified domain of information with which to examine the full range of cognitive processes. Details are provided regarding the direction and nature of work with cognitive developmental theory. Then, discussion of the psychometric approach to the study of mathematical ability is found to provide a broad picture of distinct intellectual ability complemented by a numerical factor and a mathematical factor. Cognitive research is organized into two major categories, and the current emphasis of recent investigations is noted. The document closes with a presentation of four major conclusions drawn from this review. (MP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. School of Education.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Psychological Association (90th, August 24, 1982), as part of a symposium.