Mathematical Contrasts

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Mathematical Contrasts 1 Mathematical Contrasts: Chinese Preschoolers vs. American Preschoolers Denise M. Wallace Psychology 461, Section 1 Professor D. Larus January 24, 2008 Mathematical Contrasts:
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Mathematical Contrasts 2 Chinese Preschoolers vs. American Preschoolers Belief that cognitive development advances through our environment, an empiricist may not have a difficult time in recognizing that mathematical achievements can be accredited to cultural learning and direction. On the other hand, a nativist would have you believe that you are either born with (genetically-speaking) mathematical ability, or not. But Miller, Smith, Zhu, and Zhang’s (1995) influential article on The Role of Number-Naming Systems , clearly exhibits how the sociocultural perspective can reflect children’s learning abilities. American Teaching System Years ago in the United States children were taught to adhere to the dictates of the teacher. Repeating things and writing things consistently was how children were educated up to
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