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ERIC Number: ED144807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Pictures in First Grade Children's Perception of Mathematical Relationships. PMDC Technical Report No. 8.
Campbell, Patricia F.
This study investigated whether there is a relationship between first-grade children's ability to tell a story about a dynamic picture or a sequence of three dynamic pictures and their ability to describe the picture(s) with a number sentence. An 8x2 design allowed analysis of the effects of form of drawing, number of pictures, and response condition. Ninety-six randomly selected first graders were individually tested with a ten-item investigator-developed instrument. Statistical analysis indicated that neither drawing style nor number of pictures had a significant effect on either the level of assimilation within the stories, the perception of motion, or the number sentence responses. Analysis of the response condition revealed a significant difference favoring the force condition on number sentence responses. Also, initially viewing and interpreting sequences provided a learning experience which significantly affected the interpretation of single pictures. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Project for the Mathematical Development of Children.