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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Barbara H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWubbena, Zane C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T17:46:27Zen_US
dc.date.available2012-02-01T17:46:27Zen_US
dc.date.created2011-08
dc.date.issued2012-02-01en_US
dc.date.submittedAugust 2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2444
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to investigate the cognitive level of development and mathematical fluency of first grade children. A total of (N=100) 6- and 7-year-olds from two low socioeconomic level elementary schools participated in this study. Piaget’s conservation-of-liquid task was administered to children to determine their cognitive level of development. The fixed factor was the between-subjects variable group, which included (n=50) conserving and (n=50) nonconserving children in the first grade. The research hypotheses were addressed by using a MANOVA with the two dependent variables addition fluency and subtraction fluency. A counterbalanced method was employed to administer two separate single-skill math fact probes for two minutes to measure addition and subtraction fluency. The results indicated a highly significant effect on addition fluency and subtraction fluency (both p’s < .001) as a factor of conservation ability with neither addition nor subtraction having a substantial advantage over the other. The covariate of age had a separate effect on mathematical fluency above and beyond cognitive level of development. The covariates race and gender had no effect on fluency. As indicated in this study, cognitive level of development was not a grade-level-based designation; levels of cognitive development were characterized by different abilities in mathematical fluency.en_US
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dc.format.extent88 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectPiagetian Theoryen_US
dc.subjectConservationen_US
dc.subjectCognitive Developmenten_US
dc.subjectGrade 1en_US
dc.subjectElementary School Mathematicsen_US
dc.subjectAdditionen_US
dc.subjectSubtractionen_US
dc.subjectMathematics Achievementen_US
dc.titleCognitive Level of Development and Mathematical Fluency of First Grade Childrenen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBoss, Bethen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCrawford, Priscilla A.en_US
thesis.degree.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElementary Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US


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