Early Mathematics Learning and Development

Engaging Families as Children's First Mathematics Educators

International Perspectives

Editors: Phillipson, Sivanes, Gervasoni, Ann, Sullivan, Peter (Eds.)

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  • Brings together for the first time a collection of research-informed proposals on how early-years educators can work with families to promote mathematics learning
  • Includes specific advice on the types of interactions and activities within families that promote young children’s mathematics learning
  • Demonstrates and underlines the importance of acknowledging families as young children’s first mathematics educators
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About this book

This book explores how professionals can engage and inspire parents to support their young children’s mathematics learning. Bringing together international experts, researchers and scholars, it proposes a framework for engaging with and supporting parents, including those who are less aware of the crucial development of children’s mathematical skills in the early years. Focusing on mathematics learning from birth to 5 years, the book’s underlying assumption is that it is possible to offer guidance to professionals working with families with young children concerning how to engage and support families in the area of mathematics learning, including those families who seem alienated from education services. Specifically, the respective chapters present a framework for understanding children’s early mathematical development and the important role of families in this regard. They describe effective strategies for engaging families in their children’s mathematics learning, including those who are marginalised and experience multiple disadvantages, so that all families can best support their children’s mathematical learning and their development of positive attitudes towards learning. In closing, hurdles and opportunities within the systems surrounding family engagement are addressed.

About the authors

Sivanes Phillipson is Associate Professor of Family Studies at the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Sivanes has diverse  international  experience  and knowledge  base  in  the  broad  field  of  measurements  and systems   approaches   to   families   and   education, with expertise in large data set analysis and modeling. Her current projects include an Australian Research Council funded project on numeracy learning at home and a nation wide survey on family perspectives around educational resources. 
Ann Gervasoni is Associate Professor of Numeracy at the Faculty of Education, Monash University in Melbourne. Ann has worked in educational research, teacher education, professional learning and primary teaching for 35 years. She was a member of the research team for the Australian Early Numeracy Research Project (1999-2001) in Victoria, and research director for the Bridging the Numeracy Gap project in Western Australia and Victoria (2009-2010). Ann’s research and scholarship focus on mathematics education in early childhood and primary education, mathematics intervention approaches for students who are mathematically at-risk, and community approaches for supporting the learning of those most vulnerable in our community.
Peter Sullivan, originally a teacher of mathematics, is currently Emeritus Professor at Monash University. He has extensive experience in research and teaching in teacher education. He was a member of the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences panel of the Australian Research Council College of Experts from 2005 to 2008, and was an editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education for 8 years. He is a past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, author of the Shape Paper and lead writer of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.

Reviews

“This book geminated from an early childhood numeracy project in Australia titled Numeracy@Home. … As a mathematics teacher educator I found this book rich in material that I can use to inform my pre-service teachers’ appreciation of the earliest mathematical experiences of the children they will teach. … the volume should be of interest to mathematics teacher educators. … The book contains many activities and references to common materials and games that can be effortlessly incorporated into daily family activities.” (Katherine Safford-Ramus, MAA Reviews, October, 2017)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engaging Families as Children's First Mathematics Educators
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives
Editors
  • Sivanes Phillipson
  • Ann Gervasoni
  • Peter Sullivan
Series Title
Early Mathematics Learning and Development
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2553-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2553-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2551-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9648-8
Series ISSN
2213-9273
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 261
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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