Children Early Mathematics Development Based on a Free Play Activity

Roslinda Rosli, Teo Wei Lin
2018 Creative Education  
Learning early mathematics is essential as it acts as a basis to young children in understanding higher mathematical concepts in the future. This paper discusses the learning of early mathematics through play activities that are widely integrated into the fields of education and psychology to describe how children acquire knowledge from their surroundings. Origami, singing, and construction blocks are part of play activities in preschool where teachers can utilize for basic mathematics
more » ... nt. The experiences relating to actual items or objects with quantity and quality such as color, sizes, and shapes before continuing to pictorial and symbolic stages will help to nurture children understanding of early mathematics.
doi:10.4236/ce.2018.97087 fatcat:m2ghqkzuvjdtnjrpl43my4ad2y