ERIC Number: EJ719356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 38
Developing and Piloting the Planning for Facilitating Mathematical Processes and Strategies for Preschool Learners
Botha, M.; Maree, J. G.; de Witt, M. W.
Early Child Development and Care, v175 n7-8 p697-717 Nov 2005
From an early age young children actively engage informally in acquiring fundamental concepts and process skills that form a basis for mathematical understanding. Quite logically, questions will arise during planning when young children first encounter a more formal learning environment: what strategy should one use to develop mathematical concepts, knowledge and skills in young learners? What mathematical knowledge should be included in formal programmes for young learners? What learning experiences can be utilised to teach young learners? In this article the authors focus their attention on early numeracy, a concept that has been singled out for particular attention in South Africa's recently adopted Curriculum 2005, which defines numeracy as the purposeful use of mathematics to meet the diverse demands placed on individual persons by his/her environment.
Descriptors: Skill Development, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Mathematics Education, Science Activities, Teaching Methods, Numeracy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa