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Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Play as a Context for Learning Mathematics
Play as a context for learning mathematics
Definition

Play is a tool for learning, especially for young children. Play can take many forms and is too broad a concept to be easily defined. It is enjoyable and intrinsically motivated, often spontaneous, sometimes child initiated and child led. At ...

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