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Young Children's Developing Understanding of Geometric Shapes

Mary Hannibal 

February 1999, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 353

Abstract:
This study analyzed young children's understanding of the geometric concepts of triangles and rectangles, and defined patterns in the development of this understanding from ages 3 through 6. An understanding of how young children perceive geometric concepts and of how these perceptions develop as the child both matures and receives systematic instruction is imperative if teachers are to improve early childhood geometry instruction.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Grades 3-5
Communication
Connections / Applications
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Manipulatives
Length
Shapes