By Peter L Duren; Richard Askey; Uta C Merzbach; Harold M Edwards
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Our work is based on poststructural and democratic perspectives that privilege young children’s power, perspectives, meanings and ‘voice’. We hope that readers will also be set free of any previous anxieties they may have had about teaching mathematics, and see that, by truly valuing and supporting children’s meaning-making and graphicacy every young child can achieve in mathematics. And, since almost all of the examples originated in the children’s free, self-initiated play, we believe that this book offers some very important and positive messages about how incredibly rich with potential the combination of imagination and symbolic play can be.
2). ’ she said. In both of these examples, the details are implied: rather than attempting to make a precise model, the children used economical signs to capture some of the essential elements in personal ways. In all of these signs that involve cutting, the outcome is a significant semiotic move from two to three dimensions that subsequently allows animation, making them ‘real’ (Pahl 1999a: 39). 3). 3 Nathan’s astronaut tape allowed the astronaut to climb out of the space suit. ’ and making a whooshing sound as, in his imagination, the rocket left Earth.
The only way to create flexible thinkers is to give children experience of working in these ways’ (2009: 50). g. Ginsburg 1977; Hughes 1986; Dowker 2004). It appears to suffer from a restricted pedagogy more than any other subject, related in part to anxieties that some early years practitioners have about mathematics. e. written numeral formation and written calculations) need to be taught directly. Ernest proposed that curricula reforms depend on teachers’ beliefs and that ‘Empirical evidence suggests that teachers may interpret problems and investigations in a narrow way’ (1991: 289).
A Century of Mathematics in America [3 vols] by Peter L Duren; Richard Askey; Uta C Merzbach; Harold M Edwards