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Dave Hewitt
Movement, language and mathematics: an interplay on the journey towards confidence with formal notation
2015
Loughborough University
Algebra
Technology
Notation
2015-09-24 12:29:02
article
https://repository.lboro.ac.uk/articles/Movement_language_and_mathematics_an_interplay_on_the_journey_towards_confidence_with_formal_notation/9373688
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.