ERIC Number: ED178328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Development Research and Mathematics Education. Theoretical Paper No. 73. Conceptual Paper No. 2.
Carpenter, Thomas P.
The purpose of this paper is to identify how the theory and techniques of research in cognitive development can be applied to the study of learning and instruction in mathematics. Five basic research paradigms are characterized; major directions of research on number, measurement, geometry, and adolescent reasoning are identified. Most of the research was built upon the work of Piaget and his associates. However, recently translated Soviet research and information processing techniques are also discussed. Potential education applications discussed include: content and sequencing of mathematical topics, matching instruction to appropriate levels of development, and choosing instructional strategies. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.
Note: Report from the Project on Studies in Mathematics