Early Mathematics Learning and Development

Forging Connections in Early Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Editors: Kinnear, Virginia, Lai, Mun Yee, Muir, Tracey (Eds.)

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  • Addresses key challenges in research, policy and practice in early childhood mathematics education
  • Presents a comprehensive discussion of a variety of mathematics teaching approaches as they relate to young children’s mathematical learning
  • Gathers contributions from an international group of experts
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About this book

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.


About the authors

Dr Virginia Kinnear is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Flinders University in South Australia. Her research interests include young children’s statistical learning and thinking, the development of critical and ethical thinking, and the intellectual attributes and processes that support mathematical engagement.

Mun Yee Lai is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the Australian Catholic University. Her research interests are in pre-service teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching, teaching for mathematisation, using variation theory, and Chinese primary-school children’s misconceptions in decimal numbers. 

Dr Tracey Muir is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Tasmania. Her research interests include effective teaching for numeracy, problem solving in mathematics, the use of ICT in mathematics, and parental involvement in mathematics education.


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Forging Connections in Early Mathematics: Perspectives and Provocations

    Pages 1-15

    Kinnear, Virginia (et al.)

  • Early Mathematics Education: A Plea for Mathematically Founded Conceptions

    Pages 17-35

    Kinnear, Virginia (et al.)

  • Powerful Frameworks for Conceptual Understanding

    Pages 37-53

    Björklund, Camilla

  • Building Connections Between Children’s Representations and Their Conceptual Development in Mathematics

    Pages 55-72

    Bobis, Janette (et al.)

  • Geometry Learning in the Early Years: Developing Understanding of Shapes and Space with a Focus on Visualization

    Pages 73-95

    Elia, Iliada (et al.)

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $119.99
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Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5595-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forging Connections in Early Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Editors
  • Virginia Kinnear
  • Mun Yee Lai
  • Tracey Muir
Series Title
Early Mathematics Learning and Development
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7153-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7153-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7151-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5595-0
Series ISSN
2213-9273
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 284
Number of Illustrations
67 b/w illustrations
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