Adults and 5-year-old children draw rectangles and triangles around a prototype but not in the golden ratio.

Abstract

This study uses a production task to probe the representations of two geometrical shape categories (rectangles and triangles) in adults and children before the onset of geometry instruction. We specifically assessed whether drawings of these shapes would average around a prototype and whether the prototypical side-length ratio of the shapes would be… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.2012.02129.x

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@article{Kalnine2013AdultsA5, title={Adults and 5-year-old children draw rectangles and triangles around a prototype but not in the golden ratio.}, author={Sol{\`e}ne Kal{\'e}nine and Caroline Cheam and V{\'e}ronique Izard and Edouard Gentaz}, journal={British journal of psychology}, year={2013}, volume={104 3}, pages={400-12} }