Multilingual mathematics: Using digital games to develop children's mathematical languages
KINDknow research area 4
The aim of project is to determine how the affordances of digital games can be used to support multilingual children’s possibilities to discuss mathematical ideas in all of their languages.
To achieve this, parents, kindergarten teachers, teacher education students, and teacher educators are working together to investigate how to develop and integrate playful mathematical digital games into learning opportunities provided at home and in kindergarden.
Information will be collected through collaborations with parents, teachers, teacher education students, and teacher educators: as input for the design stage; in the trialling of digital games in some kindergardens; from the implemantation of the apps/games across the kindergardens and in the parallel studies being undertaken elsewhere in the world. A multi-modal analysis of the data will be undertaken.
This project includes several sub-projects:
- Sub-project one: Identify pedagogical strategies.
- Sub-project two: Designing and trialing mathematical digital games.
- Sub-project three: Develop support for kindergarten teachers and parents.
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