### 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 language | English |
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Title of host publication | Opening up mathematics education research |

Subtitle of host publication | Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Editors | Bruce White, Mohan Chinnappan, Sven Trenholm |

Place of Publication | Adelaide SA Australia |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Pages | 75-82 |

Number of pages | 9 |

ISBN (Print) | 9781920846299 |

Publication status | Published - 2016 |

Event | Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 - Adelaide, Australia Duration: 3 Jul 2016 → 7 Jul 2016 Conference number: 39th https://www.merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2016_MERGA_Conference_Proceedings.aspx (Proceedings) |

### Conference

Conference | Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2016 |
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Abbreviated title | MERGA 2016 |

Country | Australia |

City | Adelaide |

Period | 3/07/16 → 7/07/16 |

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## Cite this

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