Mathematical teaching moments : between instruction and construction

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Title Mathematical teaching moments : between instruction and construction
Author(s) Lange, Troels ; Meaney, Tamsin ; Riesbeck, Eva ; Wernberg, Anna
Date 2014
Editor(s) Kortenkamp, Ulrich; Brandt, Birgit; Benz, Christiane; Krummheuer, Götz; Ladel, Silke; Vogel, Rose
English abstract
Internationally there is much discussion about what and how mathematics should be integrated into preschool programmes. In Swedish preschools, there is a strong tradition of valorising children’s play. Using video data, we identify how one teacher in a Swedish preschool recognises and builds on mathematical teaching moments that arise from children’s play. We use these data to discuss how the guided play context facilitates some teacher actions while constraining others. Respectful listening and asking challenging questions seem to stimulate the development of children’s mathematical curiosity. However, the teacher is not able to insist that her suggestions for activities are taken up by the children.
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Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Early mathematics learning : Selected papers of the POEM 2012 conference
ISBN 978-1-4614-4677-4
Pages 37-54
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) mathematics education
teaching moments
intent participation
assembly-line instruction
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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