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The program for introduction of basic mathematical knowledge:the effects in six years old Mexican...


Yulia Solovieva, José Rodríguez Zavaleta, Andrea Celeste Rosete Carrillo, Luis Quintanar y Valeriya Plotnikova



Introduction: The process of teaching and learning mathematics in primary

school represents an obstacle for both teachers and pupils. According to the

historical-cultural conception of development and education, the way how

intellectual concepts are initially introduced may radically affect a student’s

success in learning. The historical-cultural conception of development, together

with activity theory, may serve as the basis for creating a novel methodology

for pedagogical work on mathematical concepts with pre-school and school


Methods: The goal of the present study was to show the effects of work with an

original program for the initial introduction of mathematical concepts to young

school children. The program included reflexive symbolic and logical actions on

the materialized and perceptual level, which were introduced and performed

collectively by six-year-old children under the guidance and assistance of a

teacher. The pupils were tested before and after their work with the program.

Results: The results showed important qualitative and quantitative progress by

the children in solving the tasks of the assessment, together with an increment of

reflection on their intellectual actions.

Discussion: The study points to the necessity for more intensive and extensive

research, involving specialists in psychology and pedagogy trained in cultural-

historical methodology.


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