ERIC Number: EJ930097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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Comparison of the Place Value Understanding of Montessori Elementary Students
Reed, Michelle K.
Investigations in Mathematics Learning, v1 n1 p1-26 Fall 2008
Schools following the Montessori philosophy use individual and small-group teaching methods and hands-on, concrete materials. This study investigated the understanding of place value concepts and abilities of Montessori students by comparing interview task responses of 93 students in grades 1-3 in a Montessori school (n = 47) and in a mostly traditional comparison school (n = 46). Data analysis revealed statistically significant differences favoring the Montessori students on conceptual tasks when grade 1 and all grades were compared. No statistically significant differences were found on procedural tasks between schools at any grade level or overall.
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Data Analysis, Number Concepts, Grade 1, Montessori Method, Comparative Analysis, Interviews, Task Analysis, Grade 2, Grade 3, Elementary Schools
Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Web site: http://www.unlv.edu/RCML
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3
Authoring Institution: N/A