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.
|Title of host publication||Making 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|
|Publisher||Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Making Waves, Opening spaces: 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Massey University , Albany, New Zealand|
Duration: 1 Jul 2018 → 5 Jul 2018
|Conference||Making Waves, Opening spaces: 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Abbreviated title||MERGA 41|
|Period||1/07/18 → 5/07/18|
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..