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ERIC Number: ED108931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 232
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The Effects of a Piagetian Geometry Model on Beginning School Children.
Barton, Patricia Cole
This study was designed to determine if a group of five- and eight-year-old students' understanding of selected geometric ideas paralleled Piaget's topological, projective, and Euclidean thesis. Additional purposes were to investigate which geometric ideas the group learned easiest, and to examine the relationships between geometric understanding and factors related to age, ability, and teaching approaches. The sample, 12 five-year-olds and 12 eight-year-olds enrolled in a private school, was divided into high and low mathematical ability groups using standardized tests. Pre- and posttests were given using an instrument constructed by the experimenter from tasks abstracted from Piaget's research. Results of descriptive, subjective evaluation, confirmed by statistical analysis, support the progression advanced by Piaget. Recommendations for incorporating ideas into the elementary curriculum, and for further research, are offered. (Author/SD)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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