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ERIC Number: EJ829249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Gestures as Semiotic Resources in the Mathematics Classroom
Arzarello, Ferdinando; Paola, Domingo; Robutti, Ornella; Sabena, Cristina
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v70 n2 p97-109 Mar 2009
In this paper, we consider gestures as part of the resources activated in the mathematics classroom: speech, inscriptions, artifacts, etc. As such, gestures are seen as one of the semiotic tools used by students and teacher in mathematics teaching-learning. To analyze them, we introduce a suitable model, the "semiotic bundle." It allows focusing on the relationships of gestures with the other semiotic resources within a "multimodal" approach. It also enables framing the mediating action of the teacher in the classroom: in this respect, we introduce the notion of "semiotic game" where gestures are one of the major ingredients.
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Language: English
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