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ERIC Number: EJ815608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
An Error Analysis of Elementary School Children's Number Production Abilities
Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; Betts, Paul
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v6 p1-11 2006
Translating numerals into number words is a tacit task requiring linguistic and mathematical knowledge. This project expanded on previous number production models by examining developmental differences in children's number naming errors. Ninety-six children from grades one, three, five, and seven translated a random set of numerals into number words. Their errors were coded according to location and type. The data were analysed by grade using ANOVAs followed by Tukey post hoc tests. Results suggest that prerequisite linguistic conventions are needed to start and sustain the number production process, and may have implications for curricular recommendations concerning number naming. (Contains 2 tables.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3; Grade 5; Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia