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What is the difference?: Young children learning mathematics through problem solving
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics Education. (PiF)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2217-6624
2016 (English)In: Mathematics Education in the Early Years: Results from the POEM2 Conference, 2014 / [ed] Tamsin Meaney ; Ola Helenius ; Maria L. Johansson ; Troels Lange ; Anna Wernberg, Springer, 2016, p. 255-266Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper reports from a design research study where young children were taught mathematics through problem solving. In the study a sequence of five problem solving lessons were conducted in two Swedish preschool classes. This implies that the children were six years old. This paper will report from interviews made with the children after the sequence of problem solving lessons. The lessons in the study was categorised as work by the children but with difference from how they usually worked. The differences emphasised by the children were that they in the problem solving lessons had been working together with their classmates, thinking a lot, not using textbooks but manipulatives. Further they emphasised that they had got surprised many times. At the same time as these answers say something about the problem solving lessons they also say something about the ordinary mathematics teaching in these preschool classes. This emphasises the need of discussing how much and, especially, in which way young children are to be taught mathematics.

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Springer, 2016. p. 255-266
Keywords [en]
problem solving, preschool class, mathematics education
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Didactics Other Mathematics
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Mathematics, Mathematical Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34365DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23935-4_14ISBN: 978-3-319-23933-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-34365DiVA, id: diva2:719533
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POEM: A Mathematics Education Perspective on early Mathematics Learning between the Poles of Instruction and Construction, Malmö 16-17/6
Available from: 2014-05-26 Created: 2014-05-26 Last updated: 2019-12-02Bibliographically approved

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