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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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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This text provides a research background for adults helping three to five year olds learn mathematics, including social and emotional processes as well as key mathematical ideas and common difficulties. It includes implications for practical and proposes a playful and sensitive approach.


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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Between the secret garden and the hothouse: recent changes in early years mathematics Section
  • What do we know about how young children learn mathematics?
  • A holistic approach
  • 1 Cognitive processes
  • 2 Emotional processes
  • 3 Social processes
  • 4 Physical processes Summary of Section 1 Section 2
  • Practical Pedagogy
  • 5 Contexts for learning
  • 6 Interactive teaching strategies
  • 7 Teaching systems: planning and assessment
  • Section
  • The mathematics curriculum
  • 8 Number
  • 9 Shape and space
  • 10 Measures
  • Problem solving
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Sue Gifford has worked for many years in primary mathematics education as teacher, consultant and lecturer. She has researched mathematics learning in early years settings and worked with practitioners and official bodies in developing curriculum and publishing guidance. She currently works at Roehampton University.

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