Mathematics Education in the Early Years

Results from the POEM2 Conference, 2014

  • Tamsin Meaney
  • Ola Helenius
  • Maria L. Johansson
  • Troels Lange
  • Anna Wernberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ola Helenius, Maria L. Johansson, Troels Lange, Tamsin Meaney, Anna Wernberg
      Pages 3-17
  3. Family and Transitions

  4. Mathematical Processes

  5. Mathematical Content

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Silke Ladel, Ulrich Kortenkamp
      Pages 289-307
    3. Nathalie Silvia Anwandter Cuellar, Manon Boily, Geneviève Lessard, Danielle Mailhot
      Pages 309-324
    4. Pessia Tsamir, Dina Tirosh, Esther Levenson, Ruthi Barkai, Michal Tabach
      Pages 325-340
    5. Anna Susanne Steinweg
      Pages 341-357
    6. Johanna Zöllner, Christiane Benz
      Pages 359-370
    7. Judy Sayers, Paul Andrews, Lisa Björklund Boistrup
      Pages 371-394
  6. Professional Development

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 437-443

About this book


This book presents chapters based on papers presented at the second POEM conference on early mathematics learning. These chapters broaden the discussion about mathematics education in early childhood, by exploring the debate about construction versus instruction. Specific sections investigate the teaching and learning of mathematical processes and mathematical content, early childhood teacher development, transitions for young children between home and preschool, between home and school and between preschool and school. The chapters use a range of innovative theoretical and methodological approaches which will form an interesting basis for future research in this area.


Constructive vs Instructive Education Current Approaches to Early Mathematics Education Early Childhood Teacher Development Early Mathematics Education POEM Conference Technology in Mathematics Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Tamsin Meaney
    • 1
  • Ola Helenius
    • 2
  • Maria L. Johansson
    • 3
  • Troels Lange
    • 4
  • Anna Wernberg
    • 5
  1. 1.Bergen University CollegeBergenNorway
  2. 2.NCM, Gothenburg UniversityGothenburgSweden
  3. 3.Luleå Technical UniversityLuleåSweden
  4. 4.Bergen University CollegeBergenNorway
  5. 5.Malmö UniversityMalmöSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23933-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23935-4
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