Let’s Count is a new Australian early mathematics initiative that aims to promote positive mathematical experiences for young children (3–5 years) as part of families’ everyday activities. The 154 children who experienced Let’s Count in 2013 demonstrated noteworthy growth in their mathematical knowledge from the beginning of their preschool year to its end. On almost every measure, the Let’s Count cohort bettered the performance of the comparison groups, with some measures showing statistically significant differences. This suggests that educators and families working in partnership to assist young children to notice, explore and discuss the mathematics they encounter during everyday experiences had a positive effect on children’s construction of mathematics.
|Title of host publication||Mathematics education in the early years|
|Subtitle of host publication||Results from the POEM2 Conference, 2014|
|Editors||Anna Wernberg, Tamsin Meaney, Ola Helenius, Maria L. Johansson, Troels Lange|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
Gervasoni, A., & Perry, B. (2016). The impact on learning when families and educators act together to assist young children to notice, explore and discuss mathematics. In A. Wernberg, T. Meaney, O. Helenius, M. L. Johansson, & T. Lange (Eds.), Mathematics education in the early years: Results from the POEM2 Conference, 2014 (pp. 115-135). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23935-4_7