Advances in Mathematics Education

Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning

Editors: English, Lyn, Mulligan, Joanne T. (Eds.)

  • Addresses reconceptualising early mathematics learning and reports on extensive and recent research
  • Provides a future-oriented perspective on advancing young children's mathematical development
  • Represents an internationally significant, innovative, and powerful approach to promoting young children's mathematical development​
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This book emanated primarily from concerns that the mathematical capabilities of young children continue to receive inadequate attention in both the research and instructional arenas. Research over many years has revealed that young children have sophisticated mathematical minds and a natural eagerness to engage in a range of mathematical activities.  As the chapters in this book attest, current research is showing that young children are developing complex mathematical knowledge and abstract reasoning a good deal earlier than previously thought.  A range of studies in prior to school and early school settings indicate that young learners do possess cognitive capacities which, with appropriately designed and implemented learning experiences, can enable forms of reasoning not typically seen in the early years.  Although there is a large and coherent body of research on individual content domains such as counting and arithmetic, there have been remarkably few studies that have attempted to describe characteristics of structural development in young students’ mathematics.  Collectively, the chapters highlight the importance of providing more exciting, relevant, and challenging 21st century mathematics learning for our young students.  The chapters provide a broad scope in their topics and approaches to advancing young children’s mathematical learning. They incorporate studies that highlight the importance of pattern and structure across the curriculum, studies that target particular content such as statistics, early algebra, and beginning number, and studies that consider how technology and other tools can facilitate early mathematical development. Reconceptualising the professional learning of teachers in promoting young children’s mathematics, including a consideration of the role of play, is also addressed.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Perspectives on Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning

    English, Lyn D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Early Mathematics Learning in Perspective: Eras and Forces of Change

    Newton, Kristie J. (et al.)

    Pages 5-28

  • Early Awareness of Mathematical Pattern and Structure

    Mulligan, Joanne T. (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning: The Fundamental Role of Pattern and Structure

    Mulligan, Joanne T. (et al.)

    Pages 47-66

  • Reconceptualizing Statistical Learning in the Early Years

    English, Lyn D.

    Pages 67-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning
Editors
  • Lyn English
  • Joanne T. Mulligan
Series Title
Advances in Mathematics Education
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6440-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6440-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6439-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8352-1
Series ISSN
1869-4918
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 329
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