Noticing young children's mathematical strengths and agency

Susan Dockett, Wendy Goff

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Abstract

This paper promotes the importance of noticing young children's mathematical strengths. It draws on the philosophical positions of children's rights and competence to propose a shift in the ways in which all involved might notice the mathematical engagement, understandings, experiences and practices of young children. Noticing children's mathematics generates the potential for educators to document learning and to respond in ways that promote ongoing engagement in areas that are of relevance and interest for young children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Subtitle of host publicationMathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
EditorsVicki Steinle, Lynda Ball, Caroline Bardini
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages771-774
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780734048448
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event36th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2013 - University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 07 Jul 201311 Jul 2013
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2013_MERGA_CP.aspx (Conference proceedings)

Conference

Conference36th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleMathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period07/07/1311/07/13
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