Engaging families as the first mathematics educators of children

Sivaneswary Phillipson, Peter Arnold Sullivan, Ann Gervasoni

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This chapter introduces the premises of this book including the theoretical basis of early learning of mathematics. The chapter describes how research and policies recognise early learning as important and how families (and educators)are considered to be an integral part of the learning process in early childhood experiences. This chapter also outlines the organisation of the book including each contribution in this book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngaging Families as Children's First Mathematics Educators
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789811025532
ISBN (Print)9789811025518
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Early childhood
  • Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Policies
  • Family and educator partnerships

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