id: 06191358
dt: j
an: 2013d.00446
au: Cross, Dionne I.; Adefope, Olufunke; Lee, Mi Yeon; Perez, Arnulfo
ti: Hungry for early spatial and algebraic reasoning.
so: Teach. Child. Math. 19, No. 1, 42-49 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: G21 E51
ut: preschool children; algebra; spatial ability; abstract reasoning; units of
study; preschool teachers; geometry
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=33741
ab: From the text: Tasks that develop spatial and algebraic reasoning are
crucial for learning and applying advanced mathematical ideas. In this
article, the authors describe how two early childhood teachers used
stories as the basis for a unit that supports spatial reasoning in
kindergartners and first graders. Having mathematical experiences that
go beyond manipulating numbers and symbols is important in developing
children’s mathematical reasoning skills. The authors’ goal is to
encourage early childhood teachers to challenge their students by
engaging them in mathematically rich activities ‒ similar in scope
and content to the ones described in this article ‒ to enhance
students’ spatial awareness and algebraic reasoning and to prepare
them for future study in algebra and geometry.
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