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ERIC Number: EJ775308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Handing Control to 5-Year-Olds
Collins, Cynthia
Mathematics Teaching, n184 p16-17 Sep 2003
Young children evolve their own rules for "playing" together. This author believes that people have to learn, and teach, the techniques for "working well" together, and the sooner this begins, the better. In this article, the author provides an account of a task she has sometimes given to groups of five-year-olds in year one, with the intention that they should find ways of working together on a mathematical task.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A