Tool-mediated zone of proximal development

Yasmine Abtahi, University of Ottawa

2015
Dans la section : Positions



In this short study, I offer to describe mathematical tools as any tool-like object used to solve a mathematical task. Investigating the interrelationships between the physical properties of some “Cuisenaire rods” and children’s knowing of fractions, I ask : Can a zone of proximal development emerge from the guidance provided by the tools?


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Tool-mediated zone of proximal development