This up to date book is essential reading for all those teaching or training to teach Early Years mathematics. It provides comprehensive subject and pedagogic kwledge for those responsible for the youngest children in school and their vital first experiences of learning mathematics. Appropriately focused text ensures the reader can understand and support how children learn to count and calculate, recognize shapes and begin to generalize their findings about problems. Critical questions enable trainees and teachers to both test and develop their own understanding of mathematics and suggested activities clearly exemplify how theory links to practice. The text also considers recent and relevant research, examines international perspectives and provides opportunities for reflection.
Mary Briggs is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. Mary has taught in range of special and mainstream schools. She is currently a teacher and researcher on education programmes from undergraduate to doctoral level at the University. She has acted as a consultant for a number of organisations about the learning and teaching of mathematics. Mary has written extensively about mathematics education across the early years and primary age range and passionately believes that everyone can understand and enjoy mathematics and that it can be taught in interesting and creative ways.