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ERIC Number: EJ630110
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
On the Importance of Mathematical Play.
Holton, Derek; Ahmed, Afzal; Williams, Honor; Hill, Christine
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v32 n3 p401-15 May-Jun 2001
Suggests six characteristics of mathematical play. Analyzes the problem-solving process for the Six Circles and observations of students solving calculator and integration problems in relation to theories of play and cognitive gain. Discusses some difficulties of implementing a 'play' approach in the classroom and proposes further research questions. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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