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ERIC Number: EJ769120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
Mathematical Precocity in Young Children: A Neo-Piagetian Perspective
Okamoto, Yukari; Curtis, Reagan; Jabagchourian, John J.; Weckbacher, Lisa Marie
High Ability Studies, v17 n2 p183-202 Dec 2006
Two studies were conducted to explore mathematical precocity in young children. Study 1 examined mathematically gifted first and third graders' working memory development. The results showed that mathematically gifted children's working memory growth was similar to that expected of their age peers. Study 2 examined changes in mathematically gifted children's conceptual structures. Mathematically gifted children were roughly a year ahead of their age peers in the rate of development of conceptual structure in the numerical domain. A neo-Piagetian theory of intellectual development was used to explain these seemingly conflicting findings. The relation between working memory growth and conceptual development was discussed throughout the paper. (Contains 7 tables, 2 figures, and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests