A study of rural preschool practitioners’ views on young children’s mathematical thinking

Hunting, Robert P., Mousley, Judith A. and Perry, Bob 2012, A study of rural preschool practitioners’ views on young children’s mathematical thinking, Mathematics education research journal, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 39-57.

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Title A study of rural preschool practitioners’ views on young children’s mathematical thinking
Author(s) Hunting, Robert P.
Mousley, Judith A.
Perry, Bob
Journal name Mathematics education research journal
Volume number 24
Issue number 1
Start page 39
End page 57
Total pages 19
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2012-03
ISSN 1033-2170
2211-050X
Keyword(s) Early childhood mathematics
Early learning and development
Preschool mathematics education
Summary The project Mathematical Thinking of Preschool Children in Rural and Regional Australia: Research and Practice aimed to investigate views of preschool practitioners about young children’s mathematical thinking and development. Structured individual interviews were conducted with 64 preschool practitioners from rural areas of three Australian states. The questions focused on five broad themes: children’s mathematics learning, support for mathematics teaching, technology and computers, attitudes and feelings, and assessment and record keeping. We review results from the interview data for each of these themes, discuss their importance, and outline recommendations related to teacher education as well as resource development and research.
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930103 Learner Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045525

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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