Constructing squares as a mathematical problem solving process in pre-school

 
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Constructing squares as a mathematical problem solving process in pre-school (EN)

SHIAKALLI, MARIA ANGELA; University of Patras

Could problem solving bethe object of teaching in early education? Could children’s engagement inproblem solving processes lead to skills and conceptual understandingdevelopment? Could appropriate teaching interventions scaffold children’sefforts? The sample consisted of 25 children attending public pre-school inCyprus. The children were asked to construct differentsized squares. Findings show that children responded positively to the problemand were successful in solving it. During the problem solving process childrendemonstrated development of skills and conceptual understanding.Teacher-children and children-children interactions played an important role inthe positive outcome of the activity. (EN)

Problem solving, conceptual understanding, square, construction, pre-school education (EN)

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University of Patras (EN)

English

2014-09-30


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Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education; Τόμ. 8, Αρ. 1 (2014): Trends in Mathematics Education; 43-61 (EL)
Review of Science, Mathematics and ICT Education; Τόμ. 8, Αρ. 1 (2014): Trends in Mathematics Education; 43-61 (EN)

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