Comparison of Sudoku Solving Skills of Preschool Children Enrolled in the Montessori Approach and the National Education Programs Yıldız Güven1, Cihat Gültekin1, A. Beyzanur Dedeoğlu1
According to Johnson-Laird (2010), sudoku, a mind game, is based on a pure deduction and reasoning processes. This study analyzed sudoku solving skills of preschool children and to ascertain whether…
Issues and Ideas in Education
Received: September 28, 2018 Revised: November 13, 2018 Accepted: January 22, 2019 Published online: March 04, 2019 The concept of learning and education is undergoing a rapid change. Learning has to…
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