Can Values Awareness Help Teachers and Parents Transition Preschool Learners into Mathematics Learning?

  • Alan J. BishopEmail author


This chapter focuses on different kinds of transitioning that young children do. These are transitioning from home to preschool, from home to school and from preschool to school. With each of these transitions, children may come into contact with different perspectives on mathematics. Six mathematical activities and six mathematical values are described as a way of conceptualising the possible differences young children might experience as they transition across different contexts. A call for more research in this area is made at the end of this chapter.


Values Transitions Home to preschool Home to school Cultural conflicts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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