Early childhood mathematics: Recognise, celebrate and build—Book 2
This book, part of the Research in Practice Series, invites educators to explore mathematical processes and pedagogies. Here we highlight the value of assessment in planning for children’s mathematical learning and the critical role of the teacher as an active agent in the planning cycle for mathematics.
The book will support educators to:
- identify practical strategies to enable mathematical processes in young children’s learning
- integrate technology into their everyday assessment practices and children’s play-based and intentional experiences
- document and assess children’s mathematics learning
- integrate mathematics learning into their intentional teaching and children’s play-based and inquiry-based learning.
As the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and Early Childhood Australia’s 2023 Position paper on early childhood mathematics argues, educators and teachers need to ‘recognise, celebrate, and build’ children’s mathematical skills, understandings and language.