ERIC Number: ED129466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Children's Thinking. Part 3: The Development of Quantitative Relations; Conservation (Preschool - Third Grade).
Alward, Keith R.; Saxe, Geoffrey B.
This unit of the Flexible Learning System (FLS), the third of a 3-volume series on children's thinking focuses on the development of quantitative relations in children between 3 and 8 years of age. The series is based on the application of Jean Piaget's work to early childhood education. Quantitative relations concerns all notions of units and number and their application in such areas as measurement and arithmetic. The development of quantitative relations is examined with the use of conservation tasks which reveal children's gradual understanding that the arrangement of objects does not affect their amounts. The unit is designed for use with a group of adults to help them understand quantitative relations and their organization in preconceptual, intuitive and concrete-operational stages of development. Practice in exploring children's thinking is provided. Activities include thought problems, child interviews, discussions, reading, and viewing a color videotape on conservation from a series entitled The Growing Mind: A Piagetian View of Young Children. Rip-out guided interview forms are provided for all interviews. Also included are an introduction to Piaget and his general theory, educational implications of the theory, transcripts of the videotape, and an annotated bibliography. Related FLS units: "Exploring Children's Thinking: Classification"; "Exploring Children's Thinking: Seriation"; "Working with Children's Concepts"; "Using Toys and Games with Children"; "Developing Children's Sense Perception." (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Competency Based Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Concept Teaching, Conservation (Concept), Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Interviews, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Neurological Organization, Preschool Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Videotape Recordings
Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.