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Matematik genom lek: en undersökning om barns matematikinlärning på två förskolor
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mathematics through play : a study of children's mathematics learning in two kindergartens (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate the children’s mathematics learning through play. The questions to be answered are: how can teachers facilitate children’s mathematics learning through play? How can play affect children’s math learning? Are the children aware of the role of play in their mathematics learning?

My method is based on interviews and observations. My informants are three teachers who work in two different preschools. I have interviewed the teachers and have been allowed to observe their work with the children. I have chosen to document the interviews and the observations with the help of a Dictaphone and digital camera. In the interviews, the teachers tell me that they try to capture and use mathematics in different contexts in everyday activities. They add that their duty is to actively work to draw the children’s attention to mathematical problems in an enjoyable and fun way. In my study, I clearly see that plays can facilitate the learning of mathematics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
mathematics learning, play, teachers' approach, video observation
Keyword [sv]
Matematikinlärning, lek, pedagogers förhållningssätt, videoobservation
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6487OAI: diva2:400807
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-03-01 Created: 2011-02-28 Last updated: 2011-03-01Bibliographically approved

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