Developing Young Children’s Mathematical Learning Outdoors: Linking Pedagogy and Practice

1st Edition

Lynda Keith

Routledge
Published August 22, 2017
Reference - 144 Pages - 42 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138237155 - CAT# Y310240

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Summary

Developing Young Children’s Mathematical Learning Outdoors provides detailed guidance and practical advice on planning mathematical experiences for young children outdoors. By examining the key features of a mathematically rich outdoor environment, it illustrates how this can motivate children in leading their own learning and mathematical thinking.

Drawing upon the author’s wealth of experience, the book provides support for students and early years' practitioners in developing a deeper understanding of how to plan quality experiences, which combine pedagogy with effective practice. Covering all aspects of mathematics, it identifies meaningful contexts and shows how adults can use open-ended questions and prompts to promote children’s mathematical play outside.

With rich case studies and reflective questions included throughout, as well as suggestions for useful resources to put the ideas in the book into practice, it is essential reading for all those that want to develop curious and creative mathematical thinkers in the early years.

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