This subject is based on the Let's Count early mathematics program designed by The Smith Family and academics from Charles Sturt University and Australian Catholic University to assist parents and other family members to help their young children aged 3-5 years play with, investigate and learn powerful mathematical ideas in ways that develop positive dispositions to learning as well as mathematical knowledge and skills. It relies on the parents and other family members providing the opportunities for the children to engage with the mathematics in their everyday lives, talk about it, document it, and extend it in ways that are relevant to them. This subject will involve early childhood educators in the role of mentors and advisers to the parents and family members of the children in their settings. This will have the impact of encouraging these educators to consider their own pedagogical approaches in mathematics and add to their repertoire of successful practices.
School of Education
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