ERIC Number: ED479307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Children's Mathematics: Making Marks, Making Meaning.
Worthington, Maulfry; Carruthers, Elizabeth
This book presents the findings of 12 years of research. The data gathered and analyzed from almost 700 samples of children's' graphics show how powerful patterns of cognition (schema) in the early years of development gradually evolves into recognizable forms of writing and mathematics. The goal was to chart the progress of children's thinking through their markmaking from ages 3-8. Evolving coordinations are vividly illustrated by children's own graphics and speech representations. In each case, specific and appropriate references from the literature are given. Chapters include: (1) "Who Takes Notice of Children's Own Written Mathematics?"; (2) "Making Marks, Making Meaning"; (3) "Mathematical Schemas"; (4) "Early Writing, Early Mathematics"; (5) "Bridging the Gap between Home and School Mathematics"; (6) "Making Sense of Children's Mathematical Marks"; (7) "Understanding Children's Developing Calculations"; (8) "Environments That Support Children's Mathematical Graphics"; (9) "Case Studies from Early Childhood Settings"; (10) "Developing Children's Written Methods"; (11) "Involving Parents and Families"; and (12) "Children, Teachers and Possibilities". (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Individual Development, Mathematical Aptitude, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Printmaking, Symbolic Learning
Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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