Exploring the Process of Change in 5-year-olds' Mathematical Thinking through Mathematical Process-focused Instruction
수학적 과정 중심 교수학습법을 통한 만 5세 유아의 수학적 사고 변화 탐구

Eunyoung Kim, Kayoun Chung
2015 Journal of Gifted/Talented Education  
The purpose of this study is to build an instruction method focused on the mathematical process and apply it to 12, 5-year-olds from Kindergarten located in Seoul with a view to explore the changes in their mathematical thinking. In addition, surveys with parents and teachers, as well as those conducted in the field of early childhood education, were conducted to analyze the current situation. The effects focused on the five mathematical processes, namely problem solving, reasoning and proof,
more » ... soning and proof, connecting, representing and communication was found to help the interactions between teacher-child and child-child stimulate the mathematical thinking of the children and induce changes. The mathematical process-focused instruction aimed to advance mathematical thinking internalized mathematical knowledge, presented an integrated problematic situation, and empathized the mathematical process, which enabled the children to solve the problem by working together with peers. As such, the mathematical thinking of the children was integrated and developed within the process of a positive change in the mathematical attitude in which mathematical knowledge is internalized through mathematical process.
doi:10.9722/jgte.2015.25.4.581 fatcat:x2xb4yfkqzhq7h5wrdqrtcjp3m