Unexpected Outcomes of a Family Mathematics Story-Time Program

Mellony Graven, Robyn JORGENSEN

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Abstract

Research suggests mathematical stories can support mathematical learning. We discuss an unexpected outcome caregivers of reception year learners (Gr R age 5-6yrs), participating in a mathematics story-time program, shared in interviews. The program, implemented with Gr R learners’ caregivers in two South African schools, explained and demonstrated a dialogic approach to reading mathematical stories. While data indicated success in the intended specific mathematics outcomes (e.g. numeral and number word recognition; finding one more/less), we focus here on a broader learning outcome all parents shared. That is, children changed their way of being a learner participant in the family/community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Waves, opening spaces: Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Editors Jodie Hunter, Lisa Darragh, Pam Perger
Place of Publication Adelaide
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.
Pages 345- 352
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781920846282
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventMaking Waves, Opening spaces: 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Massey University , Albany, New Zealand
Duration: 1 Jul 20185 Jul 2018
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ConferenceMaking Waves, Opening spaces: 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Abbreviated titleMERGA 41
CountryNew Zealand
CityAlbany
Period1/07/185/07/18
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Graven, M., & JORGENSEN, R. (2018). Unexpected Outcomes of a Family Mathematics Story-Time Program. In J. Hunter, L. Darragh, & P. Perger (Eds.), Making Waves, opening spaces: Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (pp. 345- 352). Adelaide: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc..