2016 (English)In: Mathematics Education in the Early Years: Results from the POEM2 Conference, 2014 / [ed] Tamsin Meaney; Ola Helenius; Maria L. Johansson; Troels Lange; Anna Wernberg, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2016, 3-17 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
One of Bishop’s six mathematical activities is playing which includes modelling, hypothetical thinking and abstraction. These can be in young children’s play, but do they by their presence make this play mathematical? In this chapter, we explore this question by first defining play and then comparing its features with what is known about mathematicians’ academic play and how mathematics education researchers have described young children’s play. From this theoretical discussion, we discuss the features of play, which can enable it to be described as mathematical. We use these features to analyse a small episode of children playing to discuss if and how their play could be considered to be mathematical
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2016. 3-17 p.
Research subject Mathematics Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37155DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23935-4_1Local ID: b14e6aa9-419c-43ce-9e77-0869be7f6f64ISBN: 978-3-319-23933-0 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-23935-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-37155DiVA: diva2:1010653
A Mathematics Education Perspective : Perspective on early Mathematics Learning between the Poles of Instruction and Construction 16/06/2014 - 17/06/2014
Godkänd; 2016; 20160127 (andbra)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved