Returning to ordinality in early number sense: neurological, technological and pedagogical considerations

Nathalie Sinclair, Alf Coles

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations and technology enhancing mathematics education
Subtitle of host publicationperspectives in the digital era
EditorsEleonora Faggiano, Francesca Ferrera, Antonella Montone
PublisherSpringer
Pages39-58
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783319614878
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

Publication series

NameMathematics education in the digital era
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2211-8136

Keywords

  • ordinality
  • early number
  • TECHNOLOGY

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