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Teaching children to be mathematicians vs. teaching about mathematics

Seymour Papert

Teaching children to be mathematicians vs. teaching about mathematics

by Seymour Papert

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Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology A.I. Laboratory in [Cambridge, Mass.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSeymour Papert.
SeriesLOGO memo -- no. 4, Artificial intelligence memo -- no. 249
ContributionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14830663M

  Consequently, curricula that teach all of one kind of math process until it is mastered (such as Math-U-See) generally are more effective for these students than programs (such as Saxon, Horizons, or A Beka) which introduce multiple concepts and then review in a cyclical fashion (often known as the spiral approach). Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families—from child development to reading, writing, music, math, and more! your understanding of young children's learning and development through our extensive selection of research-based books, articles, and journals (Teaching Young.

Teaching Math to Young Children. Recommendations & Action Steps. The. Teaching Math to Young Children. practice guide is organized around five main recommendations, each supported by a set of clear, action-oriented steps teachers can use in their classrooms. Recommendation 1: Teach number and operations using a developmental progression. This is why many math curricula use spiraling: they come back to a concept the next year, the next year, and the can be very good if not done excessively (for years is probably excessive). However, spiraling has pitfalls also: if your child doesn't get a concept, don't blindly "trust" the spiraling and think, "Well, she gets it the next year when the book comes back around to it.".

Aiming to move away from simple rote-learning and to focus instead on teaching children how to problem solve, the textbooks the group produced were influenced by .   The good news is that whether your child has dysgraphia or is simply struggling with math, the strategies for teaching math are the same. Related Post: Understanding Dyscalculia. Strategies for Teaching Math to Kids With Dyslexia. Be consistent. One of the biggest hindrances to math progress and understanding is not doing math daily (or mostly.


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But this misses the capital point that being a mathematician, again like being a poet, or a composer or an engineer, means doing, rather than knowing or understanding. This essay is an attempt to explore some ways in which one might be able to put children in a better position to do mathematics rather than merely to learn about it.

Children will become more proficient in mathematics if they do mathematics rather than merely learn about mathematics. Once educators overcome the misconception that the average student can't do math, they can develop new mathematical activities for children, such as those invented by the staff of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of by: 7.

In his article " Teaching Children to be Mathematicians vs. Teaching About Mathematics " [32], Papert showed how Logo could offer children a space to use and engage with mathematical ideas in. “Math is the language of logic,” explains Dr. Jie-Qi (Jackie) Chen, professor of Child Development at the Erikson Institute, a principal investigator of the Early Math Collaborative, and co-author of Big ideas of early mathematics: What teachers of young children need to know.

“Math builds reasoning, which leads to comprehension,” she says. I, MAPHETLA MAGDELINE MACHABAdeclare that TEACHER CHALLENGES IN THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS AT FOUNDATION PHASE is my own work and that all the sources that I have used or quoted have been indicated and acknowledged by means of complete references.

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