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The contribution of logical reasoning to the learning of mathematics in primary school

Abstract:

It has often been claimed that children's mathematical understanding is based on their ability to reason logically, but there is no good evidence for this causal link We tested the causal hypothesis about logic and mathematical development in two related studies. In a longitudinal study, we showed that (a) 6-year-old children's logical abilities and their working memory predict mathematical achievement 16 months later; and (b) logical scores continued to predict mathematical levels after cont...

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10.1348/026151006X153127

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
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Journal:
BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
147-166
Publication date:
2007-03-05
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ISSN:
0261-510X
URN:
uuid:a118a610-885f-4aab-92e5-a618c9b78ad9
Source identifiers:
103206
Local pid:
pubs:103206
Language:
English

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