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ERIC Number: EJ1184848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
What Makes a Task a Problem in Early Childhood Education?
Ramírez-Uclés, Rafael; Castro-Rodríguez, Elena; Piñeiro, Juan Luis; Ruiz-Hidalgo, Juan F.
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v26 n4 p574-588 2018
This article begins with a theoretical discussion of the characteristics that a task should feature to be regarded as a mathematics problem suitable for pre-primary students. Those considerations are followed by a report of a classroom experience in which three problems involving quotative or partitive division were posed to pre-primary school children to determine the presence of otherwise of the respective characteristics. The findings show that the characteristics of pre-primary education problems depend on two factors: mathematical activity that engages children and a structure that favours both their understanding of the problem and the application and verification of the solutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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