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.
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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|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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