Let’s Count: Improving Community Approaches to Early Years Mathematics Learning, Teaching and Dispositions through Noticing, Exploring and Talking about Mathematics

Bob Perry, Ann Gervasoni, Anne Hampshire, Will O'Neill

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Abstract

Let’s Count is a preschool mathematics intervention implemented by The Smith Family from 2012 to the present in ‘disdvantaged’ communities across Australia. It is based on current mathematics and early childhood education research and aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework. Let’s Count has been shown to be effective in enhancing mathematics learning and dispositions of young children, early childhood educators and families through a longitudinal evaluation undertaken from 2012-2015. This paper reports on the development, implementation and evaluation of Let’s Count and its likely future trajectory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpening up mathematics education research
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsBruce White, Mohan Chinnappan, Sven Trenholm
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages75-82
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781920846299
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 Jul 20167 Jul 2016
Conference number: 39th
https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2016_MERGA_Conference_Proceedings.aspx (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2016
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period3/07/167/07/16
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Perry, B., Gervasoni, A., Hampshire, A., & O'Neill, W. (2016). Let’s Count: Improving Community Approaches to Early Years Mathematics Learning, Teaching and Dispositions through Noticing, Exploring and Talking about Mathematics. In B. White, M. Chinnappan, & S. Trenholm (Eds.), Opening up mathematics education research: Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 75-82). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. http://www.cvent.com/events/opening-up-mathematics-education-research/event-summary-562ffea15e0641f1a66dddb57136c517.aspx