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The predictive role of domain-specific vocabulary in early proportional reasoning

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Proportional reasoning is a pivotal concept in elementary mathematics. More insight into early predictors of later proportional reasoning might be useful to guide early interventions. Research indicates that language is of major importance for mathematical thinking and learning. The present study investigated the longitudinal association between vocabulary that is specific to proportional situations and children’s ability to reason about proportional situations. Results showed that each of the five concepts measured was indeed significantly correlated with proportional reasoning ability, and this relation persisted after controlling for children’s SES.
Boek: Interim Proceedings of the 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Pagina's: 621 - 629
Jaar van publicatie:2020