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Souviney, Randall J. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1983
For 201 students in grades two, four, and six at five sites in Papua New Guinea, trial mathematical materials were used for six weeks. Achievement varied significantly among sites. Problem-solving skills were poor; computation, measurement, and mathematical language were superior to previous results. Locally developed textbooks were suggested.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Lancy, David F. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1981
A multidisciplinary team research project to document the relationship between environmental and cultural features of Papua New Guinea, cognitive development, and mathematics learning is described. (MP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Cultural Background, Cultural Context
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Jones, Peter L. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1982
Students in Papua, New Guinea were given a test in which the words more and less were used in different contexts. Half the pupils studied had English as their first language; for the other half English was a second language. Study results of pupil errors suggested serious educational implications. (MP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Language Handicaps, Learning Theories