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ERIC Number: EJ1092082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Rhythm in Number: Exploring the Affective, Social and Mathematical Dimensions of Using "TouchCounts"
Sinclair, Nathalie; Chorney, Sean; Rodney, Sheree
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v28 n1 p31-51 Mar 2016
In this paper, we investigate the mathematical, social and affective nature of children's engagement with "TouchCounts," a multitouch application for counting and doing arithmetic. In order to study these dimensions of engagement in a way that recognizes their fundamental intertwinement, we use rhythm as a primary unit of analysis. Drawing on over 8 hours of research sessions with children aged 6, 7 and 8 years old, we show how various rhythms emerged from their interactions and how these rhythms changed over time--moving from the particular to the more general. We also show how important rhythm is to children's carrying of activity, which relates to aspects of interest and motivation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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