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Skoumpourdi, Chrysanthi – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016
Kindergarten children's (5-6 years old) ability to communicate geometric shapes, to their classmates, in different modes--verbally, gesturally, schematically--through a game, was investigated. The game motivated the children to describe the shapes in the different modes, by emerging children's thinking process, communication capacity as well as…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Kindergarten, Educational Games
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Skoumpourdi, Chrysanthi – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2010
The aim of this paper is to investigate the ways in which the number line can function in solving mathematical tasks by first graders (6 year olds). The main research question was whether the number line functioned as an auxiliary means or as an obstacle for these students. Through analysis of the 32 students' answers it appears that the number…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Mathematical Applications