Developing mathematical concepts in Australian pre-school settings

Children's mathematical thinking

Marina Papic, Joanne Mulligan, Janette Bobis

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    This paper describes some key findings from the analysis of video data comprising part of the SIMERR project “Mathematical thinking of pre-school children in rural and regional Australia: Research and practice”. This analysis focused on the identification of young children’s mathematical thinking as it occurred naturalistically in two different pre-school environments. The broad categories of children’s mathematical thinking drawn from the video data were consistent with those identified by early childhood professionals when they were interviewed as part of the larger study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCrossing divides
    Subtitle of host publicationMERGA 32 conference proceedings, 5-9 July 2009, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    EditorsRoberta Hunter, Brenda Bicknell, Tim Burgess
    Place of PublicationNew Zealand
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781920846206
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference (32nd : 2009) - Wellington
    Duration: 5 Jul 20099 Jul 2009


    ConferenceMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference (32nd : 2009)

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