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Förskolebarns tankar om geometri
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The reason I am writing this essay is due to my curiosity on how children are interested in and how their understanding in geometry is at preschool years.

My interest lies in children and arithmetic and especially geometry, which is something I belive that children deal with a great deal in their everyday routines, both in school and at home.

What do children do when they work with geometry, and are they aware of what they do? To figure this out, I have taken my findings from three different interviews that I have done atmy preschool with a group of children that have been preselected.

I am also curious about whether there is a difference in different types of schools. In this essay I have compared the preschool I work with a Montessori school and a third type of schoolwhere the children spends most of their day´s outdoors called “Ur och Skur”

In my results I can not see any major differences in these three preschools work with mathematics. The childrens knowledge is at a similar level and the work with geometry hasbeen implemented in a similar way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 38 p.
Keyword [sv]
geometri, förskolebarn
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-10523OAI: diva2:433938
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-08-18 Created: 2011-08-11 Last updated: 2011-08-18Bibliographically approved

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