Conservation of a selection of scientific and mathematical concepts among some Grade 6 children in Jamaica: A report of findings

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1975
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School of Education, UWI
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This study sought to determine the proportion of Grade 6 students who had learned to conserve length, area, quantity, weight, internal volume, displaced volume and horizontality. The effect of intelligence, socio-economic status, type of school attended, location of school, and achievement in school on concept development were also investigated. The results showed that, except in the case of length, less than 50 percent of the sample of 586 10- to 13-year-olds had conserved these concepts. A video-taped test, which could accommodate groups of up to 30, was one interesting feature of the instrumentation
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