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Movement, language and mathematics: an interplay on the journey towards confidence with formal notation

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posted on 24.09.2015, 12:29 by Dave Hewitt
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.

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  • Mathematics Education Centre

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British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics

Volume

31

Issue

3

Pages

65 - 70 (6)

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.

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© The author. Published by BSRLM

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2011

Notes

This paper was presented at a Day Conference held at Oxford University on 19 Nov 2011 and subsequently published in the BSRLM Proceedings.

ISSN

1463-6840

Language

en

Location

Oxford

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