Mathematics and transition to school: Theoretical frameworks and practical implications

Bob Perry, Amy MacDonald, Ann Gervasoni

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Abstract

This edited book brings together for the first time an international collection of work built around two important components of any young child’s life— learning mathematics and starting (primary or elementary) school. The chapters take a variety of perspectives, and integrate these two components in sometimes explicit and sometimes more subtle ways. This chapter provides a theoretical framework for transition to school and investigates possible places for mathematics in that transition. It stresses the importance of considering the strengths of all involved in the transition to school and how these strengths can be used to assist children learn increasingly sophisticated mathematics. The chapter concludes with an analysis of each of the book chapters in terms of their links into the theoretical framework for transition to school and young children’s mathematics learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics and transition to school
Subtitle of host publicationInternational perspectives
EditorsBob Perry, Ann Gervasoni, Amy MacDonald
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Chapter1
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789812872159
ISBN (Print)9789812872142
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameEarly mathematics learning and development

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    Perry, B., MacDonald, A., & Gervasoni, A. (2015). Mathematics and transition to school: Theoretical frameworks and practical implications. In B. Perry, A. Gervasoni, & A. MacDonald (Eds.), Mathematics and transition to school: International perspectives (1st ed., pp. 1-12). (Early mathematics learning and development). Springer-Verlag London Ltd..