Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Many early childhood educators believe that students learn by doing. This belief is Mathematical Thought 2 often translated into having students engage in activities. Play is viewed as fundamental to learning, and children engage in using manipulatives. Students actively construct knowledge through play and by interacting with others and manipulatives. This is based on Piagetian philosophy which emphasizes fixed and invariant developmental stages through which children progress. There is an emphasis on keeping from pushing students before they are ready.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Early Childhood Education
Judith M. Finkelstein
Paul R. Trafton
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©1994 Kara Ellen Schmadeke
Schmadeke, Kara Ellen, "Engaging students in mathematical thought" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 3262.