Investigating mathematics, science and technology in early childhood

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Investigating mathematics, science and technology in early childhood explores the ways in which young children develop mathematics, science and technology understandings through everyday play and investigation. Taking a holistic approach, the book addresses key areas of knowledge within mathematics, science and technology in the early years' contexts and looks at how they can be integrated to create meaningful learning experiences. It provides clear explanations and examples of mathematical, scientific and technological concepts and processes to help pre-service educators build up their own content knowledge to confidently prepare for practice in early years learning environments. Key features Focuses on the birth to eight, with particular attention paid to 0 ' 3 ages Learning stories with practical examples and anecdotes from early childhood educators demonstrate how children investigate concepts within mathematics, science and technology learning Investigation boxes provide examples of children's investigations of mathematics, science and technology and educator's interpretations of these, to help build content knowledge critical reflective questions throughout encourage readers to consider key issues, interpret examples and reflect upon their own experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVictoria, Australia
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9780190302719
ISBN (Print)9780195529906
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Investigating mathematics, science and technology in early childhood. / MacDonald, Amy; Rafferty, John.

Victoria, Australia : Oxford University Press, 2015. 288 p.

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MacDonald A, Rafferty J. Investigating mathematics, science and technology in early childhood. Victoria, Australia: Oxford University Press, 2015. 288 p.