Gesturing gives children new ideas about math.

@article{GoldinMeadow2009GesturingGC,
  title={Gesturing gives children new ideas about math.},
  author={Susan Goldin-Meadow and Susan Wagner Cook and Zachary A Mitchell},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          267-72
        }
}
How does gesturing help children learn? Gesturing might encourage children to extract meaning implicit in their hand movements. If so, children should be sensitive to the particular movements they produce and learn accordingly. Alternatively, all that may matter is that children move their hands. If so, they should learn regardless of which movements they produce. To investigate these alternatives, we manipulated gesturing during a math lesson. We found that children required to produce correct… CONTINUE READING
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