Could you describe me the Lego Brick drawing? A mathematical teaching experience in Kindergarten

Benedetto Di Paola* and Antonella Montone**
*Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica – Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italia
**Dipartimento di Matematica – Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italia

 Download the article (in Italian)    DOI: 10.33683/ddm.18.4.2

Abstract / The awareness of the importance to observe, through a mathematical lens, the children drawings, considering them as diagnostic tools for the context that D’Amore et al. (2004) call as “Campo di Esperienza” Spazio, Ordine e Misura, is the base of this contribution. It discusses a didactic experience conducted in a Pre-Primary school (students 5 years old) in which we asked children to represent Lego bricks with a drawing. We also asked them to describe their works, tracing any sign of numerical-spatial difference with the real object, observed from different prospectives.
The discussed results seem to us interesting both for researchers in Mathematics Education and for Pre-Primary and Primary School teachers who want to deepen the role of drawing as an expressive and diagnostic form to analyse students knowledge, abilities and proto-mathematical skills.

Keywords: visual perception; 2D/3D representation; artifact;
drawing; Kindergarten.

Published in DdM 2018(4)

 

Cite as: Di Paola, B., & Montone, A. (2018). Mi descrivi il tuo disegno del Mattoncino Lego? Un’esperienza didattica di matematica nella scuola dell’infanzia. Didattica della matematica. Dalla ricerca alle pratiche d’aula, 4, 27-49. DOI: 10.33683/ddm.18.4.2