• Edelmira BadilloEmail author
  • Vicenç Font
  • Mequè Edo


We analyze the mathematical solutions of 7- to 8-year-old pupils while individually solving an arithmetic problem. The analysis was based on the “configuration of objects,” an instrument derived from the onto-semiotic approach to mathematical knowledge. Results are illustrated through a number of cases. From the analysis of mathematical solutions, we infer the use of iconic representations as a counting tool for the demonstrative nature of arguments developed by pupils.


distribution problems mathematical practice mathematical representations OSA approach problem solving 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departament de Didàctica de la Matemàtica i de les Ciències Experimentals, Facultat d’EducacióUniversitat Autònoma De BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Departament de Didàctica de les CCEE i la Matemàtica, Facultat de Formació del ProfessoratUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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