Only two more sleeps until the school holidays: One child’s home experiences of measurement

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Only two more sleeps until the school holidays: One child’s home experiences of measurement
Author Meaney, Tamsin
Date 2011
English abstract
Children bring a wealth of mathematical knowledge from home to school. This paper describes one six/seven year old girl’s home interactions over 20 weeks about measurable quantities. Almost all measurement discussions occurred when actions were not straight-forward. Consequently the measurement attributes usually used to introduce measurement at school, such as length, were rarely discussed because actions associated with them could be done without discussion. Time was discussed more often than any other attributes. Although time is considered difficult to learn because of its abstract nature, it may in fact be an easier concept for introducing ideas of iteration.
Link http://flm-journal.org/index.php?do=search&search=... (external link to publication)
Publisher FLM Publishing Association
Host/Issue For the Learning of Mathematics;1
Volume 31
ISSN 0228-0671
Pages 31-36
Language eng (iso)
Subject Mathematics
Pedagogy
Measurement
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12858 Permalink to this page
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