ABSTRACT

Eminent scholars from around the globe gathered to discuss how educational systems would change if the prevailing principles of constructivism were applied to three major aspects of those systems -- knowledge and learning, communication, and environment. This volume provides documentation of the proceedings of this important meeting - - the Early Childhood Action Group of the Sixth International Congress on Mathematics Education.

This international assembly, representing such diverse disciplines as mathematics and math education, epistemology, philosophy, cognitive science, psycholinguistics, and science education, is the first to examine early childhood mathematics education from constructivist and international perspectives in addition to formulating recommendations for future work in the field.

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Part 1

chapter 1|14 pages

1 Action Group A1: Early Childhood Years

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Part 2

chapter 2|9 pages

2 Environment and Communication

part |2 pages

Part 3

part |2 pages

Discussion Chapters: Learning

chapter 3|6 pages

4 Children Learning Mathematics

chapter 3|8 pages

5 Playing Games and Learning Mathematics

chapter 3|8 pages

6 Young Children's Concept of Measure

chapter 3|6 pages

7 Some Aspects of Learning Geometry

part |1 pages

Discussion Chapters: Knowledge

chapter 3|8 pages

16 How Natural Is Fraction Knowledge?

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Part 6