What is mathematics education for babies and toddlers?

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This paper introduces a newly-funded Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career
Researcher Award (DECRA) project titled, ‘What is mathematics education for babies and
toddlers?’ The project aims to investigate mathematics education for children aged under three
years by examining the beliefs and practices of the educators who work with these children. This
study will generate new knowledge about when and how mathematical experiences are provided
for children in Under 3s settings. This new knowledge will contribute to the current agenda of
enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) participation and
outcomes by elucidating the early mathematics education base upon which STEM education can
build. Findings will inform the development of professional learning materials for educators in
Under 3s settings, and will enhance pedagogical approaches to support high-quality mathematics
education for very young children.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event41st Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2018 - Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 01 Jul 201805 Jul 2018


Conference41st Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleMaking Waves, Opening Spaces
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
OtherHeld by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA 41 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand at Massey University.
This event is jointly hosted with the University of Auckland and the conference will be held from the 1st of July until the 5th of July.
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