Journal article

Using mathematics games in preschool settings to support the development of children's numeracy skills

Caroline Cohrssen, Frank Niklas

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARLY YEARS EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

In Australia, early childhood education takes a play-based approach to supporting children’s engagement with mathematical ideas and numeracy development. To assist preschool teachers’ implementation of the outcomes in the national Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, the Northern Territory (NT, Australia) has introduced the NT Preschool Curriculum. The NT Preschool Maths Games, a suite of play-based games underpinned by mathematical concepts, was developed to support the enactment of this curriculum. Here, we explore the impact of attending a preschool classroom in which the NT Preschool Maths Games is being implemented, on child learning outcomes in a pre–post intervention design. ..

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