ERIC Number: EJ184163
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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Can Preschool Children Invent Addition Algorithms?
Groen, Guy; Resnick., Lauren B.
Journal of Educational Psychology, 69, 6, 645-52, Dec 77
Ten nursery school children who knew how to count but were unacquainted with arithmetic were taught a simple algorithm for solving single-digit addition problems and were then given extended practice. The reaction time on the final block of extended practice suggested that subjects had invented a more efficient procedure to replace the original algorithm. (Author/CP)
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