Mathematical thinking of preschool children in rural and regional Australia

research and practice

Robert Hunting, Janette Bobis, Jenny Young-Loveridge, Brian Doig, Lyn English, Judith Mousley, Joanne Mulligan, Marina Papic, Catherine Pearn, Bob Perry, Jill Robbins

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Abstract

Results of a research project that investigated: early childhood educators' thoughts on young children's mathematical thinking and development; reviewed recent research literature on the mathematical learning and thinking of young children; and made this information accessible to early childhood educators at all levels. Sixty-four early childhood educators from regional and rural New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria were interviewed for the project. Questions focused on: children's mathematics learning; support for mathematics teaching; use of technology; attitudes to mathematics; and assessment and record keeping.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCamberwell, Vic
PublisherACER Press
Number of pages135
ISBN (Print)9781742860831
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • preschool child
  • mathematics
  • communication technology
  • New Zealand
  • information technology
  • science
  • learning
  • education

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    Hunting, R., Bobis, J., Young-Loveridge, J., Doig, B., English, L., Mousley, J., ... Robbins, J. (2013). Mathematical thinking of preschool children in rural and regional Australia: research and practice. Camberwell, Vic: ACER Press.