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Mathematical play and playful mathematics: A guide for early educationHerbert P. GinsburgTeachers College Columbia UniversityThis chapter is about the role of mathematics in childrens play and the role of play inearly mathematics education. The confluence of environment and biology guarantees thatvirtually all children acquire major aspects of everyday mathematics (EM). Childrens EM isubiquitous, often competent, and more complex than usually assumed. It involves activities asdiverse as perceiving which of two plates of cookies has more and reflecting on the issue ofwhat is the largest number. It should therefore come as no surprise that EM is a significantaspect of childrens play. Children use informal skills and ideas relating to number, shape, andpattern as they play with blocks or read storybooks. Indeed, EM provides the cognitivefoundation for a good deal of play, as well as for other aspects of the childs life. Even moreremarkably, spontaneous play may entail explicit mathematical content: young children canenjoy explorations of number and pattern as much as messing around with clay. Further,children also play with the teachers mathematicsthe lessons taught in school. Research onEM provides guidelines for the goals, content, and nature of early childhood mathematicseducation. If we create and employ a challenging and playful mathematics curriculum, then, asthe title of this book suggests, play can indeed produce learningeven m

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