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Five minutes: Young students' understanding of time
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education Research. (SMEER, ROSE)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6525-9871
Linnéuniversitetet, Sverige.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2217-6624
Linnéuniversitetet, Sverige.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8452-6357
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The focus of this paper is on young students’ understanding of time which is hardly studied. In the presented study, Swedish 6-year-olds first worked on a task about estimating time and after that they posed their own tasks about time. The research questions concern what aspects of time come to light when 6-year-olds (1) estimate the time needed for specific activities and (2) pose tasks related to time When estimating time, the arguments given by the students were based on previous experiences, personal situations, and emotions. Sometimes more than one of these were used in the same line of argumentation. The tasks posed by the students were related to estimation of a set time, estimation of a time given a specific activity, using a timer, point-of-time, and time as a context. Our study suggests estimation and measurement of time as a suitable content to enlarge students’ understanding of time in addition to the more common focus on ‘telling the time’.

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2023.
Keywords [en]
Early mathematics, time, measurement, problem posing, realistic mathematics education
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Didactics Learning Other Mathematics
Research subject
Mathematics didactics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-96484OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-96484DiVA, id: diva2:1791807
Conference
CERME 13. 10-14 July, 2023. Budapest, Hungary.
Available from: 2023-08-26 Created: 2023-08-26 Last updated: 2023-08-31Bibliographically approved

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