ERIC Number: ED118417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Study in the Nature and Development of the Natural Number Concept: Initial and Supplementary Analyses. Report from the Project on Children's Learning and Development. Technical Report No. 340.
Gonchar, Arthur J.
A two-phase study was designed to investigate the relationship between cognitive skills hypothesized (by Piaget) to underlie number competence, and performance on tasks requiring logical reasoning with number-related concepts. During the first phase, a battery of tasks was administered to 60 kindergarten and 60 third-grade students. These tasks were designed to assess acquisition of concepts identified as formally related to various aspects of number concepts. Tasks within a concept area were weighted according to their relative importance and degree of difficulty. Data were analyzed using contingency tables. In the second phase of the study, data were reanalyzed using a set of behavioral indices developed by Brainerd in earlier work. The results of the study support Piagetian theories of cognitive development. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.