Mental Age: Definition & Explanation


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What is the difference between mental age and chronological age?

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1. Why is mental age important?

2. What is mental age?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on mental age. Some of the terms you will be assessed on include chronological age and mental age.

Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • Why mental age is important
  • Difference between mental age and chronological age
  • Definition of mental age
  • The importance of mental age in children

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help students test out these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mental age lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as mental age and chronological age
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of mental age to explore the importance for individuals with conditions that interfere with intellectual development

Additional Learning

To learn more about mental age, review the corresponding lesson on Mental Age. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what mental age is
  • Determine why mental age is important
  • Compare and contrast mental age and chronological age
  • Explore the debate between those who support the validity of mental age and those who do not