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The Role of Literary Content for Children in Preschool Mathematics Education
 
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University of Kragujevac, Teaching Training Faculty in Užice, SERBIA
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University of Niš, Pedagogical Faculty in Vranje, SERBIA
Online publish date: 2017-11-19
Publish date: 2017-11-19
 
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2018;14(2):631–642
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This article belongs to the special issue "Literature and the Arts in Mathematical Education".
ABSTRACT
In this paper, authors point out the need and possibilities of integrating content from literature for children into the process of preschool mathematics education. On concrete examples of various forms of literature for children (picture book, poetic text, story, fairy tale, numerator) point out the role of these contents in the process of learning and building mathematical concepts in preschool mathematical education. The contents from literary for children are viewed as a starting point in the work on mathematical education activities whose role is to create a real-life context, which is close to the child, in which the child is accustomed, in which the child is motivated to participate, as content that excites curiosity and interest in learning of abstract mathematical concepts, and which visualizes mathematical concepts and helps crossing from concrete performances to abstract mathematical performances.
 
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