STUDYING ADULTS’ BELIEFS RELATED TO ENGAGING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH NUMBER CONCEPTS

Esther S. Levenson*, Ruthi Barkai, Dina Tirosh, Pessia Tsamir

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Abstract

It is widely acknowledged that engaging young children with mathematics is both possible and beneficial. Being that young children spend a great deal of time with adults outside of school, this research investigates the beliefs of adults regarding engaging young children with number concepts. Questionnaires were handed out to 91 participants, none of whom were preschool teachers. In general, participants had positive beliefs regarding supporting children’s engagement with various numerical activities. Some differences between participants with different backgrounds (e.g., connections with young children, professions) were found.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2021
EditorsMaitree Inprasitha, Narumon Changsri, Nisakorn Boonsena
PublisherPsychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
Pages174-181
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9786169383024
StatePublished - 2021
Event44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 19 Jul 202122 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Volume3
ISSN (Print)0771-100X
ISSN (Electronic)2790-3648

Conference

Conference44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period19/07/2122/07/21

Funding

FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation1631/18

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