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Matematik i förskolan: Hur arbetar man med matematik i förskolan?
Karlstad University, Division for Engineering Sciences, Physics and Mathematics.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The word mathematics is often associated to addition, subtraction, division or multiplication. This is not the kind of mathematics that belongs to pre-school. In my essay I have chosen to write about how mathematics is used in pre-school. In the literature it is written that the best way of becoming familiar with mathematics, is to integrate it in the every day life but that there are educators that use traditional mathematics education in pre-school. The questions I would like to answer are:

1. How is mathematic used in pre-school?

2. What are the educators’ opinions in pre-school regarding the introduction of the

curriculum?

In order to answer the questions I will use qualitative interviews. I have interviewed six pre-school teachers in two different schools in a middle sized town in Sweden. I have chosen six departments in order to get two educators’ views on three types of children groups, infants, siblings and an integrated group.

The answers showed that the level of using specific mathematics education is very low. Instead mathematics is integrated with everyday life situations such as when laying the table or portioning food.

The investigation also showed that all persons interviewed expressed a positive attitude towards the implementation of the curriculum for several reasons. The addition has given them a sense of acknowledgement in their earlier work, given their jobs a higher status and also strengthened and broadened their view on mathematics in pre-school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , p. 32
Keywords [sv]
Matematik, Förskolan
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Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-106OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-106DiVA, id: diva2:4829
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fysik/kemi/matematik
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