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Warren, Elizabeth; Miller, Jodie; Cooper, Thomas – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This paper focuses on very young students' ability to engage in repeating pattern tasks and identifying strategies that assist them to ascertain the structure of the pattern. It describes results of a study which is part of the Early Years Generalising Project (EYGP) and involves Australian students in Years 1 to 4 (ages 5-10). This paper reports…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Young Children, Mathematics
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Thomas, Louise; Warren, Elizabeth; deVries, Eva – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
This paper reports on an analysis of teachers' talk of play-based learning and intentional teaching of mathematics. The participants in the study were two early childhood teachers in a pre-Prep program (the year before school). Teachers' talk of how they engaged in the interplay between children's play and the use of intentional teaching practices…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Warren, Elizabeth; DeVries, Eva; Cole, Antoinette – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Many myths occur regarding the inherent abilities young Indigenous students possess when they enter a Western school environment. One such myth in early numeracy is Indigenous students' innate ability to instantly recognise the number of objects in a small group without counting them; that is, their ability to subitise. Willis (2000) reports that…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Numeracy, Educational Environment, Number Concepts