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ERIC Number: EJ1173690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1838-0689
Programming in Preschool--With a Focus on Learning Mathematics
Palmér, Hanna
International Research in Early Childhood Education, v8 n1 p75-87 2017
This article presents a teaching intervention where programming was used to facilitate preschoolers' learning of mathematics, especially in their development of spatial thinking. In the intervention, the programming was made with a small programmable robot especially designed for young students. The results indicate that the children developed their ability to mentally compare and connect movements in reality with maps and symbols. Further, the children showed ability to mentally envision, hold in mind, and conceptualize actions and relationships between paper maps, gridded maps, and symbols. Thus, the intervention indicates potential in teaching mathematics through programming in preschool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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