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`Tricia David starts the book off with a commitment to the importance of relationships. "The impact of emotional aspects of a school or nursery situation has long been neglected in the UK, as is amply demonstrated by the list of criteria for judging the quality of teaching drawn from OfSTED critieria". Amen to that" - Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine `Teaching Young Children is essential reading for early years teacher trainers and anyone working with young children, birth to 8 years old. It is an excellent companion volume to one of David's other books, Young Children Learning. David's many contributions to the literature in early years education has focused on the ways in which soc
Chapter 4: Making Sense of Early Mathematics
Making Sense of Early Mathematics
Mathematics for the ordinary person in the modern world is becoming ever more complex and there is a need to use it in many contexts. The media use charts and graphs increasingly as an illustration tool. A knowledge of statistics is necessary, for example, to work out which school performs best in league tables, especially if we are to take into account the ‘value added’ (the increase in children's scores over a period of time in school, effected through that school's teaching). It is becoming increasingly important to develop the power to think mathematically in order to be able to understand new situations. In today's transient job market life-long learning is crucial. The increasing use of ...