ERIC Number: ED229158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Training Effects on the Development and Generalization of Piagetian Logical Operations and Counting Strategies.
Clements, Douglas H.
The effects of two training sequences on the development of young children's logical operations and number concepts, including rational counting strategies, were investigated. Forty-five preschool children, aged 3.11 to 4.10, were randomly assigned to two treatment groups and one control group. Subjects in the treatment groups received training either in classification and seriation skills (logical foundations) or in rational counting strategies and other number skills (skills integration). The control group children received instruction devoid of logical/mathematical content. Major pretest and posttest findings indicated that while both experimental groups significantly outperformed the control group on number concepts and logical operations tests, the number skills integration group significantly outperformed the logical foundations group on the number concepts test. (MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piagetian Theory
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Detroit, MI, April 21-24, 1983).