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Young Children Learning Mathematics

A guide for educators and families
ISBN13: 9781742860404
Author(s): Robert Hunting, Judy Mousley and Bob Perry
Publisher: ACER Press, 2012
SKU code: A5255BK
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Can young children learn mathematics before school? What ideas and concepts are they capable of learning? How can adults develop a child's mathematical thinking from birth to five years?

Early learning plays a critical role in laying a foundation for later success in schooling.

Young Children Learning Mathematics: A guide for educators and families explores the possibilities and potential for anyone who comes into contact with young children from birth to five years (including early childhood educators, parents and carers) to stimulate young children's mathematical thinking.

Key Features
  • Answers frequently asked question about early childhood mathematics
  • Discusses the experiences, activities and conversations that can lead to mathematics learning
  • Provides simple, easy-to-follow guidelines on introducing and building on mathematical concepts that underpin play and activity in young children
  • Draw on authors Robert Hunting, Judy Mousley and Bob Perry's significant research
Author(s): Robert Hunting, Judy Mousley and Bob Perry
About the Author(s):

Robert Hunting is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at La Trobe University. His research interests include early mathematics learning, rational number learning, teaching experiment methodologies, teacher education and curriculum issues in mathematics education.

Judy Mousley is Associate Professor at Deakin University. She has been involved in mathematics education research and teaching at the University for 30 years.

Bob Perry is Professor of Education at Charles Sturt University. His research interests include powerful mathematics ideas in preschool and the first years of school, educational transitions and preschool education in remote Indigenous communities.