Preschoolers' Understanding of Plan and Oblique Maps: The Role of Geometric and Representational Correspondence.

@inproceedings{Liben1996PreschoolersUO,
  title={Preschoolers' Understanding of Plan and Oblique Maps: The Role of Geometric and Representational Correspondence.},
  author={Lynn S. Liben and Candice A. Yekel},
  year={1996}
}
To study conditions that affect preschoolers' understanding of maps, we asked 4-and 5-year-olds to place stickers on classroom maps to show locations of objects currently in view. Varied were vantage point (eye level vs. raised oblique), map form (plan vs. oblique), and item type (floor vs. furniture locations). Even though they were working with maps of a familiar referent space, preschoolers evidenced difficulty. While an oblique vantage point did not enhance performance, using the oblique… CONTINUE READING

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