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Quantitative Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

Abstract

This book takes a critical look at the evidence concerning nonverbal quantification in infants and young children. For the first time since research on this topic exploded in the 1980s, the entire literature covering birth to school age is considered together. Instead of finding support for the claim that number concepts are inborn, the authors conclude that quantification originates in an approximate sense of overall amount. From this perspective, several new questions arise. How does the concept of discrete number diverge from this amount-based beginning? How well do different models of nonv ... More

Keywords: cognitive development, early childhood, infancy, numeracy, mathematical development, language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195123005
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123005.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelly S. Mix, editor
Indiana University
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Janellen Huttenlocher, editor

Susan Cohen Levine, editor
both at University of Chicago

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1 Historical Trends and Current Issues

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

2 Quantification in Infancy

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

3 Quantification in Early Childhood

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

4 Quantification of Discrete Sets: A Synthesis

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

5 Continuous Amount

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

6 Relative Quantity

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

7 Nonverbal Representation of Quantity

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

8 Acquiring Conventional Skills

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

9 The Whole Child

Kelly S. Mix, Janellen Huttenlocher, and Susan Cohen Levine

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