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Teaching mathematics 3-5 : developing learning in the foundation stage / Sue Gifford

Gifford, Sue.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University, 2005Description: VIII, 193 p. : il. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 978-0-335-21686-4.Subject(s): Matemáticas -- Estudio y enseñanza preescolar
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Bibliografía: p. [165]-180

The book informs practitioners, students and parents about how three{u0D2F} five-year-olds learn mathematics, and shows them how best to develop enjoyable mathematical learning in early years settings. The book includes a summary of relevant research and considers issues relating to current practice. The book places particular emphasis on adult-initiated, number-focused activities and playful, challenging and sensitive teaching strategies to engage younger children. The strategies are based on research and work with practitioners, and are illustrated by childrens̕ own responses, such as making number jokes. It covers key areas of mathematics, including number, shape and space, measures and problem solving, with appropriate expectations and common difficulties as well as suggested activities.Essential reading for those teaching or preparing to teach mathematics to young children, as well as parents interested in the mathematical education of their children.

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