Language and Number Values: The Influence of the Explicitness of Number Names on Children's Understanding of Place Value
Date of Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Judith E. Beauford
In recent years, the idea of language influencing the cognitive development of an understanding of place value has received increasing attention. This study explored the influence of using explicit number names on prekindergarten and kindergarten students’ ability to rote count, read two-digit numerals, model two-digit numbers, and identify the place value of individual digits in two-digit numerals. Pre- and post-assessments were administered through individual student interviews. Chi-square tests for independence showed two significant relations, the relationship found between the control and treatment group membership on the post-assessment of modeling two-digit numbers and the relationship between place value identifications and group membership. The improvement of the treatment group overall exceeded the improvement of the control group.
Browning, Sandra, "Language and Number Values: The Influence of the Explicitness of Number Names on Children's Understanding of Place Value" (2008). Theses & Dissertations. 204.