Young children's representations of their developing measurement understandings

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Abstract

This paper explores the development of young children's understandings about measurement, and the ways in which children represent these understandings. This paper presents a selection of data gathered during a three-year study that examined young children's engagements with measurement in prior-to-school and out-of-school contexts. In this present investigation, children's representations in the form of drawings and narratives are analysed in relation to a framework of emergent measurement. Initially, this paper considers the understandings about measurement which children are demonstrating in alignment with the framework, before offering a selection of data which represents a disruption to the framework and contests existing ideas about young children's measurement understandings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) Biennial Conference and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Subtitle of host publicationMathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices
EditorsJulie Clark, Barry Kissane, Judith Mousley, Toby Spencer, Steve Thornton
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages482-490
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781875900695
ISBN (Print)9781875900701
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event23rd AAMT Biennial Conference and the 34th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference
- Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 03 Jul 201107 Jul 2011
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2011_MERGA_CP.aspx (Conference proceedings)

Conference

Conference23rd AAMT Biennial Conference and the 34th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference
Abbreviated titleMathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityAlice Springs
Period03/07/1107/07/11
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