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ERIC Number: EJ1037540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
How Multimodality Works in Mathematical Activity: Young Children Graphing Motion
Ferrara, Francesca
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v12 n4 p917-939 Aug 2014
This paper aims to contribute to discussions on the multimodal nature of cognition through an elaboration of the ways multimodal aspects of thinking are exploited by learners doing mathematics. Moving beyond the fact "that" multimodality occurs, this paper focuses on "how" it occurs, with particular attention drawn to the complex network of perceptual, bodily and imaginary experiences of students. Through an analysis of 2 selected episodes of the work of 1 primary school child learning to graph motion, the paper shows how the notion of blending spaces is central to understanding the mechanism of multimodality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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