Reflecting on young children's mathematics learning

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Abstract

Over the last 6 years, South Australian preschool and first years of school educators have come together to consider how they can facilitate young children's learning of powerful mathematical ideas without jeopardizing the well-established benefits of young children learning through play. The chapter begins with a brief discussion around the recognisiton of young children as powerful mathematicians and how this recognition is facilitated through the documentation of children's mathematical learning stories. It then introduces the Early Years Numeracy Project in South Australia and reviews the development of a majore artefact from the project - the Reflective Continua. Ways in which educators have used the Reflective Continua to stimulate the powerful mathematics learning of young children complete the chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning
EditorsLyn D. English, Joanne T. Mulligan
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Chapter8
Pages149-162
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789400764392
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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