Teaching measurement in early childhood settings relies on children developing number sense and an understanding of the concepts of geometry. It is generally accepted that there is a learning sequence that can be used to develop an understanding of effective processes in all the measurement topics.
The Australian and New Zealand early childhood curriculums recognise that mathematics is one of the languages children need to learn to be able to communicate successfully. The most commonly taught mathematical concept in the early years is number. But, developing...
Research has determined that a child’s mathematical concept of pattern is one of the best indicators of future success in mathematics. So how can early childhood educators ensure that quality pattern learning occurs?
Mathematics is everywhere in daily life and we should be using these incidental opportunities to talk about maths concepts.