Games and explorations in mathematics

Sircar, Swati (2021) Games and explorations in mathematics. Learning Curve (10). pp. 85-87. ISSN 2582-1644

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Who taught us how to use a smartphone? Didn’t we learn by playing with it? Some of us are still learning! Many have argued the importance of play when it comes to children’s learning. We are all familiar with quotes like ‘play is the work of childhood’. When it comes to children, in particular, we are beginning to blur the dichotomy of ‘work’ and ‘play’. But why is play so important? How does it help children (and adults) learn? What role does it have in the teaching and learning of maths in particular? Let us start with what we mean by ‘play’ in this article.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sircar, Swati
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Elementary education, Play and education, Children’s play, Exploration play, Play and mathematics, Classroom games, Early childhood educators
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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