This chapter brings together recent research in neuroscience about the processing of number ability in the brain and new pedagogical approaches to the teaching and learning of number in order to highlight the significance roles of fingers and of ordinality in the development of early number sense. We use insights from these two domains to show how TouchCounts, a multitouch App designed for exploring counting and arithmetic, enables children to develop the symbol-symbol awareness that is characteristic of ordinality. We conclude by drawing out implications for further research making use of technology and neuroscience.
|Title of host publication||Innovations and technology enhancing mathematics education|
|Subtitle of host publication||perspectives in the digital era|
|Editors||Eleonora Faggiano, Francesca Ferrera, Antonella Montone|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2017|
|Name||Mathematics education in the digital era|
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