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Mathematical Learning outside the Classroom

Mathematical Learning outside the Classroom

Mathematical learning outside the classroom
Helen Taylor

Chapter Overview

In this chapter you can read about:

  • The value of taking young children outside to develop mathematical understanding
  • Different outdoor environments for learning
  • Aspects of mathematics that might be enhanced through learning outside
  • Managing children's learning and mathematical development outdoors.

Why Outdoors?

Many children enjoy opportunities to be and to play outside, opportunities that some may rarely experience. They may feel less constrained than within the classroom. Running and making a noise is allowed and there are opportunities to do things on a larger scale than is often possible inside, enabling children to develop their gross motor skills, a prerequisite to developing the fine motor skills needed for writing numerals. Education outside has been recommended by many over the ...

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