ERIC Number: ED111681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Research on Mathematical Thinking of Young Children: Six Empirical Studies.
Steffe, Leslie P., Ed.
This volume includes reports of six studies of the thought processes of children aged four through eight. In the first paper Steffe and Smock outline a model for learning and teaching mathematics. Six reports on empirical studies are then presented in five areas of mathematics learning: (1) equivalence and order relations; (2) classification and seriation; (3) interdependence of classification, seriation, and number concepts; (4) Boolean Algebra; and (5) conservation and measurement. In a final chapter, the main findings of these papers are summarized and implications are discussed, with suggestions for further research. (SD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning, Learning Theories, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Primary Education, Research
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($3.90, discounts on quantity orders)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.