Monday, October 26
2:05-2:10 PM
Room 1

The developmentally appropriate teaching of data collection and analysis: What do preschool teachers think?

SITE 360 LIVE ID: 58120
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    Ashley Lewis Presser
    Education Development Center
  2. Jessica Young
    Education Development Center
  3. Michelle Cerrone
    Education Development Center
  4. Lindsay Clements
    Education Development Center
  5. Heather Sherwood
    Education Development Center

Abstract: This project aims to promote preschoolers’ engagement with and learning of mathematics and computational thinking (CT) with a set of classroom activities that engage preschoolers in a data collection and analysis (DCA) process. To do this, the project team is engaging in an iterative cycle of development and testing of hands-on and play-based curricular investigations. A key component of the project is a teacher-facing digital app (for teachers to use with students on touch-screen tablets) to support the collaboration of preschool teachers and children in collecting data, creating simple graphs, and using the graphs to answer real-world questions. In the first phase of the project, researchers conducted a formative interview and survey study with preschool teachers to elicit feedback on the extent to which the investigations and a teacher-facing digital app are developmentally appropriate and feasible to implement in classrooms. This study was the first in a series of studies in the project’s overall design-based research and development process. The proposed presentation will discuss the problem this project addresses and present the main findings that emerged from the study.

Presider: Dina Rosen, Kean University


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