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Chinese young children’s strategies on basic addition facts

Sun, Huayu Vicky (2008) Chinese young children’s strategies on basic addition facts. In Goos, Merrilyn, Brown, Ray, & Makar, Katie (Eds.) The 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 28 June-2 July, 2008, Brisbane.

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Abstract

Kindergartens in China offer structured full-day programs for children aged 3-6. Although formal schooling does not commence until age 7, the mathematics program in kindergartens is specifically focused on developing young children’s facility with simple addition and subtraction. This study explored young Chinese children’s strategies for solving basic addition facts as well as their intuitive understanding of addition via interview methods. Results indicate a strong impact that teacher-directed teaching methods have on young children’s cognitions in relation to addition.

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ID Code: 26651
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: basic addtion facts, abacus, early childhood mathematics education, Chinese children
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2009 13:52
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2009 13:52

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