id: 06388297
dt: j
an: 2015a.00235
au: Johansson, Maria; Lange, Troels; Meaney, Tamsin; Riesbeck, Eva; Wernberg,
Anna
ti: Young children’s multimodal mathematical explanations.
so: ZDM, Int. J. Math. Educ. 46, No. 6, 895-909 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg
la: EN
cc: C51 C71
ut: multimodal experiences; mathematical explanations; interaction; gestures;
language
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s11858-014-0614-y
ab: Summary: This paper investigates how three children provided mathematical
explanations whilst playing with a set of glass jars in a Swedish
preschool. Using the idea of semiotic bundles combined with the work on
multimodal interactions, the different semiotic resources used
individually and in combinations by the children are described. Given
that the children were developing their verbal fluency, it was not
surprising to find that they also included physical arrangements of the
jars and actions to support their explanations. Hence, to produce their
explanations of different attributes such as thin and sameness, the
children drew on each other’s gestures and actions with the jars.
This research has implications for how the relationship between verbal
language and gestures can be viewed in regard to young children’s
explanations.
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