The algorithm of mathematical modelling for learning styles of pre-school children


Education 3-13, vol.47, no.3, pp.277-292, 2019 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03004279.2018.1430844
  • Journal Name: Education 3-13
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-292
  • Keywords: Early childhood education, learning domains, learning styles, mathematical model of learning style
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


This study examines pre-school children's learning styles by utilising a mathematical model. The model uses a Euclidean geometry algorithm to generate a graphical representation of the learning styles. The algorithm of the developed mathematical model was developed as a practical application of the theoretical assumptions. Index of Learning Styles for Children (ILSC), developed by one of the researchers, has been applied to a total of 301 five-year-old children. Results of the study indicate that children utilise the active, cognitive and visual learning styles under the control of the right hemisphere, and the sequential (analytical) learning styles under the control of the left hemisphere. The modelling algorithm reveals that the children's learning style preferences are shifted towards the right hemisphere at the rate of 8%. The results also provide empirical support that the developed model can mathematically explain the theoretical assumptions it is based on.