ERIC Number: ED085116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Formation and Quick Integration of Mathematics Concepts in the Child During the First School Year. Final Report.
Van Wagenen, R. Keith
A group of 161 kindergarten and first grade children were instructed in mathematics using exercises in linear measurement to increase understanding of unit-quantity relations. A comparison group made up from two adjacent and comparable middle-class schools was taught mathematics without intervention into the mathematics content. Treatment and comparison groups did not differ in general conservation performance throughout the study. However, an ancillary study demonstrated that linear measurement competence is preliminary to linear conservation. After five or six months of treatment, the measurement group was vastly superior in measuring competence, but slightly inferior in typical first grade mathematics. Appendices include sample lessons and test items as well as data tables. (Author/SET)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
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