## Abstract

The importance of mathematical competencies in the western world is well known, both at the personal and the national level. Accordingly, many studies are dedicated to learning about the best conditions to learn and teach mathematics. These efforts appear to run almost in parallel in two fields: Mathematics education and cognitive psychology. In this RR, I will bring one example, regarding the role of continuous magnitudes (e.g., area, surface, volume, density, etc) in learning the concept of (natural) numbers. I will highlight the similarities in the findings from the two fields, and how they complement each other. I hope to start a discussion about how to better connect the two fields, spark new questions and find new insights to pave the way to revolutionize how we think about early mathematics education in general.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 46th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2023 |

Editors | Michal Ayalon, Boris Koichu, Roza Leikin, Laurie Rubel, Michal Tabach |

Publisher | Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) |

Pages | 251-258 |

Number of pages | 8 |

ISBN (Print) | 9789659311231 |

State | Published - 2023 |

Event | 46th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2023 - Haifa, Israel Duration: 16 Jul 2022 → 21 Jul 2022 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education |
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Volume | 3 |

ISSN (Print) | 0771-100X |

ISSN (Electronic) | 2790-3648 |

### Conference

Conference | 46th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2023 |
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Country/Territory | Israel |

City | Haifa |

Period | 16/07/22 → 21/07/22 |

### Bibliographical note

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## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Education