Fairness through mathematical problem solving in preschool education

Nikiforidou, Zoi and Pange, Jenny (2015) Fairness through mathematical problem solving in preschool education. In: Educational Paths to Mathematics. CIEAEM - Springer, pp. 161-171. ISBN 9783319154091

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Abstract

This chapter reports on a study of fairness in young children. Its aim is to examine how preschoolers respond to mathematical problem-solving contexts that imply fairness and the claim of sharing and distributing. The results suggest that by the age of four, children are cognitively and socially capable, at a certain level, to transmit from their own state of mind to that of the others, overcome self-interest and understand, expect and prefer fairness, while distributing justice.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Fairness, Problem solving, Early childhood, Correspondence, Distribution
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Early Childhood
Depositing User: Susan Blagbrough
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 12:33
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 11:04
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/549

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