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Mathematical induction and its formation during childhood.

Smith, Leslie (2008) Mathematical induction and its formation during childhood. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31 (6). pp. 669-670. ISSN 0140-525X

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Abstract

I support Rips et al.'s critique of psychology through (1) a complementary argument about the normative, modal, constitutive nature of mathematical principles. I add two reservations about their analysis of mathematical induction, arguing (2) for constructivism against their logicism as to its interpretation and formation in childhood (Smith 2002), and (3) for Piaget's account of reasons in rule learning.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 28349
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2009 15:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:47
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/28349

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