本篇代寫-观察幼儿的数学思维讲了被觀察的兒童6歲，在1年級。觀察孩子在MAI基礎上的活動和孩子與父母在一起時的戶外活動。因此獲得了父母的同意，以便觀察兒童、作記錄等。數學活動是在計算任務的基礎上進行的。戶外活動是在有孩子母親在場的情況下進行的，在每次與孩子見面時大約花費15-20分鐘的觀察時間。本篇代寫文章由加拿大第一論文 Assignment First輔導網整理，供大家參考閱讀。
The child under observation is 6 years of age and is in Grade 1 School. The child was observed for both the MAI based activities and the outdoor activities when the child was with the parent. Parental consent was hence obtained in order to observe the child, to make notes etc. The mathematical activities in the MAI were conducted based on counting tasks. The outdoor activity was conducted with the mother of the child present, in each of the meet with the child around 15-20 minutes of observation time was spent.
Description and analysis of observations and evidence of the child’s mathematics thinking, detailing the specific activities
The first context in which the child was observed when the child was introduced to the range of activities and notes were made of as the child performed the activities. The foundation detour section from the Mathematical Assessment Interview MAI was used in order to structure activities for child and to make noted based on them. The responses, comments and notes are added here and also the needed details for other researchers to be able to use these activities for similar observation. The activities were adapted from the MAI used by the Australian Catholic University (2011).
Section A: Counting Activity
A counting Activity was carried out for the child. The equipment, tasks and the detour planning are as follows:
Equipment: Container with mini toys, small cup for holding around 20-25 toys, a sealed plastic bag which has coins in it -1 dollar, 1 fifty cents, 3 twenty cents, 5 ten cents, 5*5 cents and white cards with 2/3 and 0.3 inscribed on it.
Section A: 1: Toy Task
First introduce the child to the small toys, let them feel the toys, the cup etc.
Ask child to scoop mini toys and put them in the cup and nearly fill them so that there are at least 20 mini toys in the cup or more
Ask child to hold the cup in front of you and then ask them to tell how many toys they think are in the cup
Check the number of mini toys in the cup
Ask the child to tip all the toys onto the table
Ask child to now put one toy back in the container
Ask the child how many toys are on the table now
Place a tick if child got the answer correct, or a dash if incorrect
If tick, then go on to the second question, else Prep Detour
Section A: 2: More and Less Tasks
The child is asked to tell the number that is more than 30
Child is asked to tell the number more than 30
Repeat some of the above questions as part of understanding more and less in counting of child.
If child completes activity properly, then place a tick, or a dash to detour.
In the first activity, it was necessary to prep the child with detour. The child was allowed to play with the mini toys for some time and get acquainted with the overall setup. The child was able to get at least 20 mini toys in the cup, but in the question on mini toys minus one on the table, the child was not able to get the correct answer initially. When child was prompted with the numerals, as in 21 and 1 taken away from 21, then child was able to answer correctly. For the second activity, the child was able to answer correctly.