
05378301
j
2008f.00090
Ojose, Bobby
Applying Piaget's theory of cognitive development to mathematics instruction.
Math. Educ. (Athens) 18, No. 1, 2630 (2008).
2008
Mathematics Education Student Association (MESA), College of Education (COE), Mathematics \& Science Education, University of Georgia (UGA), Athens, GA
EN
C30
F20
D20
developmental psychology
cognitive development
teaching
mathematics education
sensorimotor stage
preoperational stage
concrete operations stage
formal operations stage
pre number activities
first arithmetical instruction
propaedeutics
Summary: 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.