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Title: Movement, language and mathematics: an interplay on the journey towards confidence with formal notation
Authors: Hewitt, Dave
Keywords: Algebra
Technology
Notation
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © The author. Published by BSRLM
Citation: HEWITT, D., 2011. Movement, language and mathematics: an interplay on the journey towards confidence with formal notation. British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics Proceedings, Oxford, 31(3), pp.65-70.
Abstract: A mixed ability group of 21 9-10 year old students were taught over a three lesson period using the software Grid Algebra. They gained considerable confidence with reading formal algebraic notation over this time and a key feature was the blended space created whereby the notation could be read in terms of physical movements on a grid as well as mathematical operations. Three episodes from the lessons are discussed which exemplified the changing dynamic between movement, language and mathematics.
Description: This paper was presented at a Day Conference held at Oxford University on 19 Nov 2011 and subsequently published in the BSRLM Proceedings.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18853
Publisher Link: http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip31-3/index.html
ISSN: 1463-6840
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