What makes mathematics play?

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Abstract

This paper considers examples of situations in mathematics learning that are often described as play-based and critiques these in light of conceptualisations of play focusing on children's processes and dispositions. The potential of play in mathematics learning is investigated and the question asked as to whether it matters if children make mathematics play. The role of early childhood educators in using play to build on children's existing mathematical understandings is explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMERGA 33
Subtitle of host publicationShaping the future of Mathematics Education
Place of PublicationFremantle
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages715-718
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781920846251
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Fremantle, WA
Duration: 03 Jul 201007 Jul 2010

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Period03/07/1007/07/10

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    Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2010). What makes mathematics play? In MERGA 33: Shaping the future of Mathematics Education (pp. 715-718). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.