Exploring young student's functional thinking (Exploración del pensamiento funcional de estudiantes jóvenes)

Warren, Elizabeth, Miller, Jodie, & Cooper, Thomas J. (2013) Exploring young student's functional thinking (Exploración del pensamiento funcional de estudiantes jóvenes). PNA, 7(2), pp. 75-84.

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The Early Years Generalizing Project (EYGP) involves Australian years 1 to 4 (age 5 to 9) students and investigates how they grasp and express generalizations. This paper focuses on data collected from 6 Year 1 students in an exploratory study within a clinical interview setting that required students to identify function rules. Preliminary findings suggest that the use of gestures (both by students and interviewers), self-talk (by students), and concrete acting out, assisted students to reach generalizations and to begin to express these generalities. It also appears that as students became aware of the structure, their use of gestures and selftalk tended to decrease.

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ID Code: 71235
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Functional thinking; Generalization; Primary mathematics; Semiotics
ISSN: 1887-3987
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 08 May 2014 05:13
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 21:03

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