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The role of finger gnosis in the development of early number skills

Hilton, C; (2018) The role of finger gnosis in the development of early number skills. In: Bergqvist, E and Österholm, M and Granberg, C and Sumpter, L, (eds.) Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC), Umeå University: Umeå, Sweden. Green open access

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Abstract

The role of fingers in the development of early number skills has often been the focus of discussion in mathematics education, psychology and neuroscience. This study describes the findings of a longitudinal exploration of the mathematical development of children with Apert syndrome. Children with Apert syndrome are born with their fingers fused and even after surgery to separate them, do not often use their fingers spontaneously in activities involving number. Through observations over a 2 year period, the role of fingers in supporting learning and activities in numerical aspects of mathematics was seen to be complex and requiring good finger awareness and finger mobility. The findings suggest a possible explanation for the observation that some children who are low-attaining in mathematics are over-dependent on finger-use.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The role of finger gnosis in the development of early number skills
Event: Psychology of Mathematics Education 42
Location: Umea, Sweden
Dates: 02 July 2018 - 08 July 2018
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://umu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=di...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Learning and Leadership
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10053438
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