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ERIC Number: EJ1024240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Addressing Priorities for Elementary School Mathematics
Venenciano, Linda; Dougherty, Barbara
For the Learning of Mathematics, v34 n1 p 18-24 2014
Findings from international assessments present an opportunity to reconsider mathematics education across the grades. If concepts taught in elementary grades lay the foundation for continued study, then children's introduction to school mathematics deserves particular attention. We consider Davydov's theory (1966), which sequences mathematical concepts to correspond with a measurement perspective. We discuss mathematical, psychological, and instructional considerations and their contributions to Davydov's analyses and development of elementary mathematics. These foci frame our discussion of educational implications and provide support for a measurement perspective to develop important concepts (equality, inequality, and unit) as the basis for elementary mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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