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Metoda Hejnego w nauczaniu matematyki. Komunikat z warsztatów
The Hejny method of teaching mathematics. A report from the workshops

Author(s): Darina Jirotková, Anna Kuřík Sukniak, Pavlína Placzková
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Hejny method; substantial learning environment; deep mathematical thought; genetic constructivism; semantic environment – Bus; geometric manipulative environment – Geoboard; arithmetic structural envi
Summary/Abstract: The paper describes the thematic scope and activities of the workshop held at the conference Innovation in Teaching Practice. Along with a theoretical basis, what is presented are three of more than thirty substantial learning environments. In these environments, pupils build their mathematical knowledge and develop not only mathematical, but also social skills by means of solving tasks and problems, and detecting relationships and patterns. One of the environments is arithmetic and semantic, the second – arithmetic and structural, and the last one – geometric and manipulative. While solving problems, participants could observe the potential of different environments, form tasks of varying difficulty so that they could suit pupils with different dispositions, and escalate them in the long term so as to open and develop deep mathematical ideas. Furthermore, the participants experienced the basic principles Hejny’s method, in which the child comes first and the teacher rather fulfils the role of a guide and moderates classroom discussions.

  • Page Range: 191-200
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish