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Debunking misconceptions about mathematics in the Early Years

Mathematical Thinking in Early Years Webinar Series

Debunking misconceptions about mathematics in the Early Years ( Part 1)

Common misconceptions about mathematics and the early years

  • Young children are not ready for mathematics education.
  • Mathematics is for some bright kids with mathematics genes.
  • Simple numbers and shapes are enough.
  • Language and literacy are more important than mathematics.
  • Teachers should provide an enriched physical environment, step back, and let the children play.
  • Mathematics should not be taught as stand-alone subject matter.
  • Assessment in mathematics is irrelevant when it comes to young children.
  • Children learn mathematics only by interacting with concrete objects.
  • Computers are inappropriate for the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Presenter: Louise Hodgson
 


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