ERIC Number: EJ829253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
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Working with Artefacts: Gestures, Drawings and Speech in the Construction of the Mathematical Meaning of the Visual Pyramid
Maschietto, Michela; Bartolini Bussi, Maria G.
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v70 n2 p143-157 Mar 2009
This paper reports a part of a study on the construction of mathematical meanings in terms of development of semiotic systems (gestures, speech in oral and written form, drawings) in a Vygotskian framework, where artefacts are used as tools of semiotic mediation. It describes a teaching experiment on perspective drawing at primary school (fourth to fifth grade classes), starting from a concrete experience with a Durer's glass to the interpretation of a new artefact. We analyse the long term process of appropriation of the mathematical model of perspective drawing (visual pyramid) through the development of gestures, speech and drawings under the teacher's guidance.
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Grade 5, Mathematics Instruction, Semiotics, Nonverbal Communication, Freehand Drawing, Speech Communication, Mathematical Concepts, Grade 4, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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