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Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 166–177 | Cite as

“The Other Ten”: Order Irrelevance and Auden’s Sense of Number

  • Sheree RodneyEmail author
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Abstract

This Snapshot paper presents a case study of Auden, a student aged 5 years and 6 months, who interacted with a touchscreen App called TouchCounts. This App is designed to support children’s activity around counting. I use Sfard’s commognitive framework to examine how Auden thinks and learns about number, and show how his exploration of number helped me understand the challenges children can face when moving from identifying subsequent numbers as they appear in the natural counting sequence to identifying numbers that appear before and after each other.

Keywords

Counting Ordinality Cardinality TouchCounts Touchscreen device Commognition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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