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Playful Mathematics

Playful Mathematics
For children 3 to 7

March 2022 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Children are naturally mathematical in their play. They play with mathematics.
This book:
*provides knowledge, inspiration and a compelling rationale for practical, playful and enjoyable mathematical learning with young children;
*supports practitioners to enjoy playing with mathematics with young children, focussing on the age-appropriate and authentic approaches are most effective in developing firm mathematical foundations for all young children;
*is research-informed, outlining a wealth of current research into how children learn mathematics in a way that is engaging for all practitioners, regardless of experience.
Why playful mathematics?
Fostering mathematical reasoning
Preparation rather than planning
Adults – what do we do?
Some concluding remarks on being mathematically playful

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