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Pages: 5376-5380
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain

TEACHING LINEAR EQUATIONS IN PRESCHOOL

E. Klimova1, H. Llanos2

1Bowie State University (UNITED STATES)
2Little Genius International, LLC (UNITED STATES)
In this article we discuss the possibility of teaching preschoolers concepts that go beyond traditional preschool math activities which involves learning about numbers, counting, quantities, matching, ordering, shapes, etc. Our approach shepherds preschoolers through the process of problem solving and mathematical reasoning through active learning. We show that using methods developed by L.G. Peterson the elements of elementary linear equations can be introduced to three-, four- , and five-year-olds. The approach is based on helping children make sense of mathematics by virtue of the use of logical thinking and understanding the concepts of “sum” and “difference”. Children learn to draw conclusions as they actively do mathematics with known facts and models to gradually extend their ability to reason. The results of the trial that took place in a Preschool Learning Center are also presented.
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author = {Klimova, E. and Llanos, H.},
title = {TEACHING LINEAR EQUATIONS IN PRESCHOOL},
series = {3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2010 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-2439-9},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {15-17 November, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {5376-5380}}
TY - CONF
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TI - TEACHING LINEAR EQUATIONS IN PRESCHOOL
SN - 978-84-614-2439-9/2340-1095
PY - 2010
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CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
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E. Klimova, H. Llanos (2010) TEACHING LINEAR EQUATIONS IN PRESCHOOL, ICERI2010 Proceedings, pp. 5376-5380.
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