Numeracy in Early Childhood: Shared Contexts for Teaching and Learning

Paperback | October 1, 2009

byAgnes Macmillan

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This book demonstrates how early childhood practitioners can stimulate and facilitate numeracy education from infancy by listening, observing and responding to the mathematical content in children's in everyday life. Detailed observations of real life situations and dialogue assist pre-serviceteachers to make sense of mathematical meanings and teaching strategies. With reference to the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers' Standards of Excellence, current early education teaching models and planning and assessment practices are examined. Mathematical concepts are simplyexplained to assist the readers' own conceptual knowledge, so that they can recognise the mathematics and support children in their numeracy development. The underlying theories and current research into children's learning is used to examine children's acquisition of numerate identities.

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This book demonstrates how early childhood practitioners can stimulate and facilitate numeracy education from infancy by listening, observing and responding to the mathematical content in children's in everyday life. Detailed observations of real life situations and dialogue assist pre-serviceteachers to make sense of mathematical mean...

Agnes Macmillan taught early mathematics/numeracy in early childhood teacher education courses over a number of years and has published and presented internationally in this area.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pagesPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195567021

ISBN - 13:9780195567021

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Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of TablesAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. Shared Contexts for Teaching and Learning Numeracy3. Children Becoming Numerate4. The role of language in learning5. Managing the resources of the community6. The acquisition of a numerate identity7. Professional Knowledge8. Using the Language of Mathematics9. Assessing children's mathematical learning potential10. Approaches to planning in numeracy education11. Catering for individual learning potential and cultural diversity12. Ben's acquisition of a numerate identity at schoolGlossaryAppendicesIndex