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Forging connections in early mathematics teaching and learning


Kinnear, V and Lai, MY and Muir, T, Forging connections in early mathematics teaching and learning, Springer Nature Singapore Pty Ltd, Singapore, pp. 284. ISBN 978-981-10-7151-5 (2018) [Edited Book]

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DOI: doi:10.1007 /978-981-10-7153-9


This edited book promotes thinking, dialogue, research and theorisation on multiple ways of making connections in mathematics teaching and learning in early childhood education.

The book addresses some key challenges in research, policy and practice in early childhood mathematics education. It examines diverse ways for learning experiences to connect young children to mathematics, and the importance of forging connections between mathematics and young children’s lives as key elements in their engagement with mathematics.

Each chapter provides research or theoretical provocations and pedagogical implications for connecting children’s lived experiences and ways of learning in mathematics teaching. The chapters are drawn from a range of international authors who raise important ideas within the overall context of current research and consider the theoretical and practical implications of their research.

As such, the book advances current thinking on mathematics teaching and learning for children in the early years from birth to eight years with an emphasis on children aged birth to 5 years. It considers the purpose and value in connecting mathematics teaching and learning to children’s lives, and provides provocations for both educators and researchers on the many under-researched and under-represented aspects of early years mathematics teaching and learning.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:early childhood, mathematical frameworks, making connections
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Muir, T (Associate Professor Tracey Muir)
ID Code:123664
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-01-17
Last Modified:2018-01-18

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