Edwards, S., McLean, K. & Pamela, L. (2017). Fostering children's everyday mathematical knowledge through caregiver participation in supported playgroups in schools. S. Phillipson, P. Sullivan, A. Gervasoni. Engaging Families as Children's First Mathematics Educators: International Perspectives 235-246. Singapore: Springer. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2553-2
In this chapter we discuss supported playgroups in schools (SPinS) as sites for engaging families as the first mathematics educators of young children. We refer to findings from our work to show how caregiver (e.g. parents, grandparents, aunts) participation in SPinS can contribute to an awareness of children’s learning of mathematical concepts through play. We discuss the findings from our work in relation to ‘everyday mathematics’ and make several recommendations aimed at enabling families to engage in everyday mathematics both at SPinS and in the home
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