Implementing mathematical investigations with young children

Diezmann, Carmel M., Watters, James J., & English, Lyn D. (2001) Implementing mathematical investigations with young children. In 24th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney.


Engaging children in mathematical investigations is advocated as a means of facilitating mathematical learning. However there is limited guidance for teachers on ways to support young children engaged in investigations. This study provides insights into the mathematical literacy required by seven-to-eight-year-old students undertaking investigations. Examples of difficulties are described in relation to problem solving, representation, manipulation, and reasoning. While mathematical investigations can enhance young children’s learning, teachers need to provide guidance to address necessary skills and knowledge.

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ID Code: 1505
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: mathematical investigations, children
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 08 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:25

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