The impact on learning when families and educators act together to assist young children to notice, explore and discuss mathematics

Ann Gervasoni, Bob Perry

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics education in the early years
Subtitle of host publicationResults from the POEM2 Conference, 2014
EditorsAnna Wernberg, Tamsin Meaney, Ola Helenius, Maria L. Johansson, Troels Lange
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter6
Pages115-135
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319239354
ISBN (Print)9783319239354
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    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