Numeracy in Early Childhood
Publication Date 25 Aug 2009
OverviewNumeracy in Early Childhood covers all the topics which are important for students studying to become early childhood practitioners. This Australian text focuses on using everyday language and objects, and predominantly play-based pedagogy in teaching, and provides practical models and guides to facilitate numeracy education. By framing a subject such as mathematics within a sociocultural perspective, the book shows how these everyday interactions can shape young children’s mathematical thinking. Key featuresUses illustrated examples which will demonstrate and analyse both good and bad examples of practice.Assists the students in developing favourable attitudes to maths both for themselves and in the children whom they are educating.Linked to Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers’ (AAMT) Standards for Excellence.Covers 0-8 age range and links prior-to-school and school contexts and learning.