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Position Paper on Early Childhood Mathematics



Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) this morning announced the joint release of a position paper on early childhood mathematics with Early Childhood Australia.

All children in their early childhood years are capable of accessing powerful mathematical ideas that are both relevant to their current lives and form a critical foundation for their future mathematical and other learning.

Access to these ideas through high-quality, child-centred, and strengths-based activities in their homes, communities and early learning settings is a fundamental right for all children.

The position paper recognises the importance of the development of young children’s productive dispositions to mathematics and mathematical learning.

Adults have a crucial role in providing a positive, engaging and encouraging environment that promotes imagination, problem-solving and sense-making. A child’s disposition towards learning mathematics is key to their educational achievement and future success in and out of school.

You can read the position paper here.