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ERIC Number: EJ1086720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-17
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
EISSN: EISSN-1473-0111
Creating Cube Nets by Using Educational Tools in Pre-School
Shiakalli, Maria Angela; Zacharos, Konstantinos; Markopoulos, Christos
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Dec 2015
Our research programme, a part of which is presented in this paper, looked at four year old children's ability to use manipulatives in the construction of cube models. We looked at how pre-school children managed the creation of cube nets as a mathematical problem and whether graphical representations of solutions could become a useful tool in a child's quest for solving the nets of a cube mathematical problem. We followed the work of twenty four-year old children who were asked to solve a cube creation geometry mathematical problem. In order for the problem to be successfully solved, graphical representations of solutions had to be developed. The data analysis showed that, during the course of the programme, children developed the ability to use manipulatives in order to solve the mathematical problem. The development of strategies for graphically representing the solutions also seemed to have played an important role in solving the specific mathematical problem. [Corresponding Author: Konstantinos Zacharos]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus
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