ERIC Number: EJ483870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Preschoolers' Developing Knowledge of the Pan Balance: From New Representation to Transformed Problem Solving.
Metz, Kathleen E.
Cognition and Instruction, v11 n1 p31-93 1993
Using a balance-beam task, studied 48 preschoolers to elucidate the process of knowledge construction from the emergence of new representation to transformed problem solving. Analyses revealed a multifaceted development from the first signs of weight representation to fully elaborated weight-based problem solving. Case studies of five children elucidated the dynamics of critical barriers to this development. (TM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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