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Identifying mathematical problem solving in a preschool activity
University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (ECE; SONOMA)
University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2021 (English)In: Bringing Nordic mathematics education into the future: Proceedings of Norma 20, The ninth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education Oslo, 2021 / [ed] Nortvedt, G. A., Buchholtz, N. F., Fauskanger, J., Hähkiöniemi, M., Jessen, B. E., Naalsund, M., Nilsen, H. K., Pálsdóttir, G., Portaankorva-Koivisto, P., Radišić, J., Sigurjónsson, J. Ö., Viirman, O. and Wernberg, A., Svensk förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning - SMDF, 2021Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we report on a study aimed at identifying mathematical problem solving in a preschool activity. Observations of mathematical activity with 9 preschool children have been analyzed in accordance with Variation Theory principles for how new aspects of phenomena can be discerned to identify necessary conditions for an activity to be considered problem solving. We have identified two such conditions. The first is attentiveness to different approaches in completing a task. The second is the availability of different types of activities open for children to transcend the given features of a task. The results show how the planned activity in empirical focus gives children limited opportunity to distinguish and work with problem solving. We argue that the results of this study can be used as a starting point in the planning of mathematical problem solving and to help preschool teachers in developing their work, but also to facilitate future research on the topic.

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Svensk förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning - SMDF, 2021.
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Mathematics, Preschool, Problem solving, Variation Theory
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Pedagogy
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Teacher Education and Education Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-29188ISBN: 978-91-984024-6-9 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-29188DiVA, id: diva2:1724027
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Norma 20, The ninth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education Oslo, 2021
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