Young Children Learning Mathematics

A Guide for Educators and Families

By Robert Hunting, Bob Perry, Judy Mousley

Can young children learn mathematics before attending school? What ideas and concepts are they capable of learning? How can adults develop a child's mathematical thinking from birth to five years? Early learning plays a critical role in laying a foundation for later success in schooling. This book explores the possibilities and potential for early childhood educators, parents, and care providers to stimulate young children's mathematical thinking. Drawing on the authors' significant research, the book answers frequently asked questions about early childhood mathematics. It discusses the experiences, activities, and conversations that could lead to mathematics learning, and it provides simple, easy-to-follow guidelines on introducing and building on the mathematical concepts that underpin play and activity in young children from birth to five years old.


120 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742860404