A4 Article in conference proceedings
Young children’s spontaneous focusing on quantitative aspects and their verbalizations of their quantitative reasoning.




List of Authors: Jake McMullen, Minna M. Hannula-Sormunen, Erno Lehtinen
Place: Ankara, Turkey
Publication year: 2011
Book title *: Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Volume number: 3
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 0771-100X

Abstract
This paper presents a cross-sectional study of young children’s Spontaneous
Focusing on quantitative Relations (SFOR), Spontaneous Focusing on Numerosity
(SFON) and verbalizations of their quantitative reasoning. Two tasks were presented
to 4.5 to 8 year old children (N=86) during two separate sessions, first in order to
measure their SFOR and SFON tendencies and second in order to measure their
verbalizations of their quantitative reasoning through stimulated response questions.
Children were found to differ in their SFOR and SFON tendencies. Children’s SFOR
tendency increased with age. Children were more likely to perform the task based on
SFOR or SFON than they were likely to verbalize about their quantitative reasoning
during the stimulated recall session.

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