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ERIC Number: EJ1037521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-2211-1662
Learning Number with Touchcounts: The Role of Emotions and the Body in Mathematical Communication
Sinclair, Nathalie; Heyd-Metzuyanim, Einat
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v19 n1-2 p81-99 Jul 2014
In this paper we describe a touchscreen application called "TouchCounts," which is designed to support the development of number sense in the early years. We first provide an a priori analysis of its affordances. Then, using Sfard's communicational approach, augmented by a focus both on the role of the body--particularly the fingers and hands--and emotions in the mathematical communication of a child, a teacher and a touchscreen device, we show how two 5-year-old girls learn about counting and adding.
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Language: English
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