Describing the Mathematical Intentions of Early Learning Childhood Experiences

Peter Arnold Sullivan, Ann Gervasoni, Sivaneswary Phillipson

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    This chapter is written to inform the subsequent design of intentionalexperiences for young children, especially in family settings. There is clearly aworld of mathematical possibilities for young children but it will assist in ensuringthat children have experiences that can assist them in interpreting the worldmathematically and in adapting to the demands of schooling. Based on analysis ofresearch and critique of similar documents, the chapter presents a set of key focithat can inform the design of suggestions in which parents (and educators) canengage with children.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEngaging Families as Children's First Mathematics Educators
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811025532
    ISBN (Print)9789811025518
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Early years mathematics
    • Measurement
    • Number
    • Space and location
    • Early years curriculum

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