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ERIC Number: EJ1017758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
Playing Mathematical Instruments: Emerging Perceptuomotor Integration with an Interactive Mathematics Exhibit
Nemirovsky, Ricardo; Kelton, Molly L.; Rhodehamel, Bohdan
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v44 n2 p372-415 Mar 2013
Research in experimental and developmental psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience suggests that tool fluency depends on the merging of perceptual and motor aspects of its use, an achievement the authors call "perceptuomotor integration." Just as expertise in playing a piano relies on the interanimation of finger movements and perceived sounds, the authors argue that mathematical expertise involves the systematic interpenetration of perceptual and motor aspects of playing "mathematical instruments."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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