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ERIC Number: EJ1168335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
Group Theory, Computational Thinking, and Young Mathematicians
Gadanidis, George; Clements, Erin; Yiu, Chris
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v20 n1 p32-53 2018
In this article, we investigate the artistic puzzle of designing mathematics experiences (MEs) to engage young children with ideas of group theory, using a combination of hands-on and computational thinking (CT) tools. We elaborate on: (1) group theory and why we chose it as a context for young mathematicians' experiences with symmetry and transformations; (2) our ME design principles of agency, access, surprise and audience; (3) the affordances of CT that complement our design principles; and (4) three ME variations we tested in grades 3-6 classrooms. We then reflect on the ME variations based on our design principles and the affordances of CT, and consider how the MEs may be further adapted and improved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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