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ERIC Number: ED520912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Young Children's Measurement Knowledge: Understandings about Comparison at the Commencement of Schooling
MacDonald, Amy
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Jul 3-7, 2010)
This paper presents data gathered during a three-year study that explored the experiences with measurement that children have in prior-to-school and out-of-school contexts, and the ways in which children are able to represent these experiences. In this present investigation, examples of the children's responses to an open-ended drawing task, collected at the commencement of Kindergarten, are backward-mapped in relation to the draft Australian Curriculum's Measurement and Geometry strand for Kindergarten, with a focus on the Comparison sub-strand. This data demonstrates that most of the measurement skills described in the Comparison sub-strand of the Australian Curriculum are being exhibited by children at the commencement of schooling, prior to any formal teaching about measurement taking place. (Contains 4 tables.) [For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: sales@merga.net.au; Web site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia