ERIC Number: ED317413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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Establishing Foundations for Research on Number Sense and Related Topics: Report of a Conference (San Diego, California, February 16-17, 1989).
Sowder, Judith T., Ed.; Schappelle, Bonnie P., Ed.
Research on computational estimation and mental computation has received a considerable amount of attention from mathematics educators during the past decade. These proceedings resulted from a meeting to explore dimensions of number sense and its related fields. The participants came from three groups: mathematics educators actively pursuing research on the topic; cognitive psychologists; and other mathematics educators who have adapted methods and models from psychology. The conference was unusual in that no formal papers were presented; instead, each participant submitted suggestions for preconference reading which was to serve as background for 2 days of discussion. The discussions were focused by the following questions: (1) What is number sense? How do we assess and teach it? How is it linked to mental computation and computational estimation?; (2) What research questions regarding these issues need to be addressed? What are the theoretical foundations for this research?; and (3) What do you want to see accomplished at the conference? Part I of the proceedings consists mainly of transcripts of the responses to three questions. After the conference had concluded, each participant was asked to write a short paper to include reflections on the themes of the conference. These papers are contained in Part II of the proceedings. Appendices list references and participants. (YP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Computation, Estimation (Mathematics), Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Education, Mental Computation, Number Concepts, Number Systems, Numbers
Judith Sowder, Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, College of Science, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-0315 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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