Early years swimming as new sites for early mathematics learning

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Title Early years swimming as new sites for early mathematics learning
Author Jorgensen, Robyn Levenia; Grootenboer, Peter John
Publication Title Proceedings of the AAMT–MERGA conference 2011
Editor Julie Clark, Barry Kissane, Judith Mousley, Toby Spencer & Steve Thornton
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Publisher AAMT-MERGA
Abstract Australia is a country that has a strong interest in water and swimming with most of the population living within one hour of a body of water. Significant numbers of parents take their under-5s to swimming lessons. Anecdotally, the swim industry believes that swimming enhances many aspects of young children’s growth and learning. This paper explores the ways in which the swim environment for under-5s offers significant opportunities for learning many mathematical concepts that have the transferability to school contexts. However, with the costs of swimming lessons being high, questions are posed regarding equity and the potential of swimming to further advantaged the already advantaged.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.merga.net.au/node/38?year=2011
Alternative URI http://www.merga.net.au/documents/RP_JORGENSEN&LOWRIE_MERGA34-AAMT.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 MERGA. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher’s website or contact the authors.
ISBN 9781875900695
Conference name AAMT-MERGA conference 2011 : Mathematics: tradtions and (new) practices
Location Alice Springs, Australia
Date From 2011-07-03
Date To 2011-07-08
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41837
Date Accessioned 2011-07-08
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Early Childhood Education (excl Maori); Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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