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Teaching Mathematics in Early Education: Current Issues in Classrooms


Romstein, Ksenija; Irović, Stanislava; Vego, MIra
Teaching Mathematics in Early Education: Current Issues in Classrooms // Higher Goals in Mathematics Education / Kolar-Begović, Z. ; Kolar-Šuper, R. ; Đurđević Babić, I. (ur.).
Zagreb: Element ; Osijek : Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Fakultet za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti i Odjel za matematiku, 2015. str. 187-202


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Naslov
Teaching Mathematics in Early Education: Current Issues in Classrooms

Autori
Romstein, Ksenija ; Irović, Stanislava ; Vego, MIra

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, znanstveni

Knjiga
Higher Goals in Mathematics Education

Urednik/ci
Kolar-Begović, Z. ; Kolar-Šuper, R. ; Đurđević Babić, I.

Izdavač
Element ; Osijek : Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Fakultet za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti i Odjel za matematiku

Grad
Zagreb

Godina
2015

Raspon stranica
187-202

ISBN
978-953-197-586-5

Ključne riječi
early education ; math activities ; preschool teachers ; preschool children

Sažetak
Social perception of teaching mathematics in early education is often formally utilized, i.e. it is interpreted as irrelevant and inappropriate for children aged three to seven. In order to find out if mathematics is present in early education, a survey was conducted in 37 kindergartens in three Croatian counties and one canton in Bosnia and Herzegovina. For that purpose Scale for assessing surroundings and interaction was constructed (scale’s Cronbach’s alpha .93), and its subscale Mathematics was applied (subscale’s Cronbach’s alpha .78). The results show that the frequency of mathematical activities in classrooms correlates with preschool teachers’ levels of formal education, chronological structure of a classroom, and overall number of children in a classroom. So, three-year-olds and mixed age groups have fewer opportunities for mathematical activities, while six-year-olds have mathematical activities on a daily basis. Also, in the groups with less than 15 children, and groups with more than 25 children, math activities are occasional. As far as the structure of materials and type of activities are concerned, preschool teachers organize such activities that allow younger kindergarten children to practice comparing quantity and recognizing patterns (concrete objects, mostly building blocks and jigsaw puzzles) while older kindergarten children can enjoy counting and measuring materials of diverse structures, and geometry. The results suggest that preschool teachers implicitly see mathematics as an academic activity, and therefore design it accordingly to the concept of school readiness. On a pragmatic level, results can be used as a turning point for math activities in the context of early education, i.e. an argument for questioning contemporary pedagogical practice regarding teaching mathematics, and scrutinizing the role of preschool teachers in that area.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Pedagogija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Osijek,
Fakultet za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti, Osijek

Profili:

Avatar Url Ksenija Romstein (autor)

Avatar Url Stanislava Irović (autor)

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Romstein, Ksenija; Irović, Stanislava; Vego, MIra
Teaching Mathematics in Early Education: Current Issues in Classrooms // Higher Goals in Mathematics Education / Kolar-Begović, Z. ; Kolar-Šuper, R. ; Đurđević Babić, I. (ur.).
Zagreb: Element ; Osijek : Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Fakultet za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti i Odjel za matematiku, 2015. str. 187-202
Romstein, K., Irović, S. & Vego, M. (2015) Teaching Mathematics in Early Education: Current Issues in Classrooms. U: Kolar-Begović, Z., Kolar-Šuper, R. & Đurđević Babić, I. (ur.) Higher Goals in Mathematics Education. Zagreb, Element ; Osijek : Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Fakultet za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti i Odjel za matematiku, str. 187-202.
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