Don't throw the baby out with the math water: Why discounting the developmental foundations of early numeracy is premature and unnecessary

Muldoon, Kevin and Lewis, Charlie and Freeman, Norman (2008) Don't throw the baby out with the math water: Why discounting the developmental foundations of early numeracy is premature and unnecessary. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31 (6). pp. 663-664. ISSN 0140-525X

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Abstract

We see no grounds for insisting that, because the concept natural number is abstract, its foundations must be innate. It is possible to specify domain general learning processes that feed into more abstract concepts of numerical infinity. By neglecting the messiness of children's slow acquisition of arithmetical concepts. Rips et al. present an idealized, unnecessarily insular, view of number development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BBS The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31 (6), pp 663-664 2008, © 2008 Cambridge University Press.
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 55498
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2012 10:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 01:58
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55498

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