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ERIC Number: EJ1068955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Analyzing Number Composition and Decomposition Activities in Kindergarten from a Numeracy Perspective
Tsamir, Pessia; Tirosh, Dina; Levenson, Esther; Tabach, Michal; Barkai, Ruthi
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v47 n4 p639-651 Jul 2015
This study explores two number composition and decomposition activities from a numeracy perspective. Both activities have the same mathematical structure but each employs different tools and contexts. Twenty kindergarten children engaged individually with these activities. Verbal utterances as well as actions of the child and interviewer were recorded. The children's strategies are described and discussed in terms of how the tools and contexts possibly affected the ways the children employed their mathematical knowledge when engaging with the activities. In addition, children's disposition to use their mathematical knowledge and to use it critically is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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