Exploring the Relationship Between Justification and Monitoring Among Kindergarten Children

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Abstract

This paper investigates the types of justifications given by kindergarten children as well as the monitoring behavior exhibited by these children as they work on number and geometry tasks. Results showed that kindergarten children are capable of using valid mathematical procedures as well as the critical attributes of geometric figures in their justifications. Children also exhibited monitoring behaviors on both tasks. The study suggests a possible reciprocal relationship between giving justifications and monitoring behaviors in young children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCerme 6
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings Of The 6th Congress Of The European Society For Research In Mathematics Education
EditorsViviane Durand-Guerrier, Sophie Soury-Lavergne, Ferdinando Arzarello
Pages2597-2606
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2010
EventCERME 6
: Proceedings of the Sixth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
- Lyon, France
Duration: 28 Jan 20091 Feb 2009

Conference

ConferenceCERME 6
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period28/01/091/02/09

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