This book demonstrates how early childhood practitioners can stimulate and facilitate numeracy education from infancy by listening, observing and responding to the mathematical content in children's everyday life. Detailed observations of real life situations and dialogue assist pre-service teachers to make sense of mathematical meanings and teaching strategies. With reference to the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers' Standards of Excellence, current early education teaching models and planning and assessment practices are examined. Mathematical concepts are simply explained to assist the readers' own conceptual knowledge, so that they can recognize the mathematics and support children in their numeracy development. The underlying theories and current research into children's learning is used to examine children's acquisition of numerate identities.
List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Towards an Inclusive Philosophy and Practice for Early Childhood Numeracy Education 2. Shared Contexts for Teaching and Learning Numeracy 3. Children Becoming Numerate 4. The Role of Language in Learning 5. Managing the Resources of the Community 6. The Acquisition of a Numerate Identity 7. Professional Knowledge 8. Using the Language of Mathematics 9. Responsive and Restrictive Teaching Practices 10. Assessing Children's Mathematical Learning Potential 11. Approaches to Planning in Numeracy Education 12. Catering for Individual Learning Potential and Cultural Diversity 13. Ben's Acquisition of a Numerate Identity at School Appendix 1 Definitions of Bishop's Mathematical ActivitiesAppendix 2 Definitions of Intrinsic and Interpersonal MotivationsAppendix 3 Linguistic Evidence of Mathematics ConceptsAppendix 4 Children's Engagement in MathematicsAppendix 5 Working Mathematically IndicatorsAppendix 6 Early Numeracy TestAppendix 7 Pólya's Problem-Solving ModelAppendix 8 The Taxonomy of Problem-Solving HeuristicsAppendix 9 Content OverviewAppendix 10 A Model of a Concept-Based PlanAppendix 11 Literature-Based Unit of Work on Position ConceptsAppendix 12 Mathematics Program ProformaAppendix 13 Foundation and Transition Level Number Outcomes and IndicatorsAppendix 14 Assessment Record Sheet for Foundation and Transition Level NumberGlossary Index
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 25th August 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 18.9
Weight (kg): 0.55