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Deaf CognitionFoundations and Outcomes$
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Marc Marschark and Peter C Hauser

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368673

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368673.001.0001

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Deaf Children's Understanding of Inverse Relations

Deaf Children's Understanding of Inverse Relations

(p.201) Chapter 7 Deaf Children's Understanding of Inverse Relations
Deaf Cognition

Terezinha Nunes

Peter Bryant

Diana Burman

Daniel Bell

Deborah Evans

Darcy Hallett

Laura Montgomery

Oxford University Press

The understanding of inversion plays a key role in children's learning about arithmetic and algebra. This chapter focuses on deaf children's understanding and use of the principle of inversion. It is shown that deaf children under-perform in inversion problems in relation to their age and intelligence, which suggests that something must be done so that they have a good chance for a sound start in their mathematics learning in school.

Keywords:   logical reasoning, inversion, addition, subtraction, mathematical development

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