Navigation as a source of geometric knowledge: young children's use of length, angle, distance, and direction in a reorientation task.

@article{Lee2012NavigationAA,
  title={Navigation as a source of geometric knowledge: young children's use of length, angle, distance, and direction in a reorientation task.},
  author={Sang Ah Lee and Valeria Anna Sovrano and Elizabeth S. Spelke},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={144-61}
}
Geometry is one of the highest achievements of our species, but its foundations are obscure. Consistent with longstanding suggestions that geometrical knowledge is rooted in processes guiding navigation, the present study examines potential sources of geometrical knowledge in the navigation processes by which young children establish their sense of orientation. Past research reveals that children reorient both by the shape of the surface layout and the shapes of distinctive landmarks, but it… CONTINUE READING
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