Developing Number Sense Through Imagery - An Intuitive Approach for Children

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Raami, Asta Pekonen, Yasmine 2013-06-24T12:27:18Z 2013-06-24T12:27:18Z 2013
dc.description.abstract My thesis examines how intuitive image construction can be integrated into developing number sense. My thesis includes two parts, this written work as well as a production. The production is a children’s story- and activity book and its purpose is to develop number sense and intuition through visual imagery. At the end, the book was tested on five children. The theoretical background aims to serve as a multidisciplinary literary review which reflects the subject into art, pedagogy, and cognitive sciences. In addition to this, it acts as an examination of how the nature of images impacts the learner’s spiritual and mental growth. The production works as an example of how the theory might be reflected into a practical educational method. The process of the thesis was explorative in the sense that the nature of the production was unknown until after the theoretical framework was written. Therefore, the theoretical frame-work was used as an integral part of the design process, a “toolbox”, for the book. Logical and analytical thinking modes are prominent in education. Art is a small portion of the curriculum, and it is seen separate from the rest of education. The integration of art into other subjects is superficial and does not make use of its intuitive, subjective qualities. Visual cognition in mathematics education is developed mostly through ready-made images. The aim of the work is to bring balance to the use of analytical and artistic thinking modes in education. Through the theoretical framework it was found that intuitive and subjective image construction holds potential in developing cognitive abilities while looking at the student as a holistic entity, not just a head. This might be done through building mental imagery for numbers by imitating the phenomenon of grapheme-color synesthesia. en
dc.format.extent 75
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.haspart The thesis consists of a children's story/activity book in addition to the written part.
dc.subject.other Applied arts en
dc.title Developing Number Sense Through Imagery - An Intuitive Approach for Children en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword intuition en
dc.subject.keyword learning en
dc.subject.keyword mathematics en
dc.subject.keyword imagery en
dc.subject.keyword aesthetic knowing en
dc.subject.keyword number sense en
dc.subject.keyword synesthesia en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201304271939
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.programme Master's Degree Programme in Applied Art and Design en
dc.programme Taideteollisen muotoilun maisteriohjelma fi

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