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ERIC Number: EJ1147874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
A Design Study for an Italian Fifth Grade Class Following Davydov Traces
Mellone, Maria; Tortora, Roberto
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, v18 n2 p240-256 2017
We present a design study developed in an Italian school. Taking inspiration from the work of the Russian psychologist V. V. Davydov, we have reformulated some activities of his curriculum for the first grade, in order to adapt them to a didactic project for a fifth grade class. In the paper we firstly expose our theoretical assumptions and the hypotheses that stand at the roots of the project. Then, after a brief description of the entire educational path, we present some excerpts of it in order to analyse the processes by which the pupils give sense to algebraic language. Finally we argue that Davydov's ideas anticipate the claims of Early Algebra, nowadays very popular within the research community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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