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Young children talking in mathematics: What is the point of 'that'?


Murphy, C, Young children talking in mathematics: What is the point of 'that'?, Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 7-11 July 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 538-545. ISBN 978 0 7340 4844 8 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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As part of an intervention project to encourage exploratory talk with young children in mathematics, it was found that, although the children did not engage fully in reasoning, the intervention had supported some children in developing more cohesive discourse. The cohesion was evidenced through the children's use of deictic words, in particular the word 'that'. Examples of dialogue are contrasted to illustrate the changes in this use of deixis and are related to children's meaning-making in mathematics.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:mathematics, language, meaning-making
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Murphy, C (Dr Carol Murphy)
ID Code:121605
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-10-05
Last Modified:2017-11-17

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