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”Men snöbollarna är ju mer än tio!”: en vetenskaplig essä om matematik, lek och lärande i förskolan
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

My aim with the experience-based essay is that I want to explore the implications of mathematics on children's development. I also want to examine my approach in relation to the various mathematical tasks. Why do we think that mathematics is important for pre-school children? What does the research say about how the teacher is thinking about mathematics? Can the teacher combine playing and learning and create meaningful moments and activities related to mathematics? I also want to explore our policies and the objectives that the teacher should relate to. What is required of me as a teacher in order to meet those goals?

My essay is about mine and my boss’s view of the mathematical tasks that I usually perform in the preschool. She thinks that they might create a pressure on the children. My reflection on this will help me to understand my mathematical activities in a deeper way. During my research trip I will examine how the teacher can combine mathematics, playing and learning to form pleasurable moments of them. I want to show how the interaction and storytelling can create a link between the teacher and child. My role as an educator is an important part of children’s development, because it is me who opens or restricts the child's ability to grow and learn.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
mathematics, hermeneutics, importance of play, pleasurable learning, interaction, narrative, instructor's awareness.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16725OAI: diva2:538353
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Education Studies
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Available from: 2012-06-29 Created: 2012-06-29 Last updated: 2012-06-29Bibliographically approved

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