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Children's understanding of quantity and their ability to use graphical information

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This investigation concerns the ways in which young children (ages 5 to 8) compare quantities and how they work out the difference between them.

The experiments involved children's understanding of mathematical problems and their ability to make use of graphical information in such problems. Each child was shown a series of illustrations, each representing two sets of quantities where the numerical difference was represented either discontinuously or continuously. The children were ...

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This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky More from this funder
Publication date:
1993
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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