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Applying Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development to Mathematics Instruction PDF

2008, Vol. 18, No. 1, 26-30

This paper is based on a presentation given at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in 2005 in Anaheim, California. It explicates the developmental stages of the child as posited by Piaget. The author then ties each of the stages to developmentally appropriate mathematics instruction. The implications in terms of not imposing unfamiliar ideas on the child and importance of peer interaction are highlighted.

About the Author:
Dr. Bobby Ojose is an Assistant Professor at the University of Redlands, California. He teaches mathematics education and quantitative research methods classes. His research interests encompass constructivism in teaching and learning mathematics.

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