By Elizabeth Carruthers
This source demonstrates how kid's mathematical pics mirror deep degrees of considering, and identifies this because the key to luck in arithmetic and better fulfillment degrees.
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1. Matt’s numbers Matt was 3 years and 1 month old at the time he made these marks. At home with his older brother, Matt said he was ‘drawing’. I was sitting writing postcards at the table nearby and Matt’s 4-year-old brother was playing computer games. 6). He showed this example to me and I asked him to tell me about it. • Matt knows that marks carry meaning and that they can sometimes represent numbers. • Perhaps he was using a phone number as a reference point for the numbers he talked about.
Through shared experiences of mathematical graphics in nursery or school, children explore, discuss, adapt, internalise, reinvent and co-construct their understandings of the written language of mathematics. Bakhtin (1981, 1986) has extended our understanding of the importance of creating knowledge together through talk. The belief is that higher-order functions such as learning grow out of social interactions. qxd 24 04/07/2006 18:06 Page 24 Children’s Mathematics Bakhtin focuses on different aspects of talk including the child’s ‘voice’ and the centrality of dialogue – this perspective of socio-culturalism is a valuable one for children’s mathematical graphics.
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Children's Mathematics: Making Marks, Making Meaning by Elizabeth Carruthers