Enriching mothers’ maths talk with their children through home visits

İrem Gürgah Oğul, Yaşare Aktaş Arnas, Şule Sarıbaş


In this case study, it was examined the nature of mother’s math talk in the conversations with their children and the changes in mothers’ math talk in case of enriching the home math environment through home based training activities. The naturalistic interactions between seven mothers and their preschool-aged children were recorded two times before and after the eight-week training activities. Training activities included the discussion sessions about children’s math development in early years and mothers’ conducting math activities with children in daily life. Findings from this research reveal that mothers’ conversations with their children contain many words related to various mathematical skills. The research has also shown that some kinds of activities support the probability of emerging math talks. Moreover, it was found that the amount and quality of mother’s talk about mathematical concepts and skills increased after the home visits including training activities.

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Mathematics in Early Years; Home Math Environment; Mother’s Math Talk; Home Visits; Home-Based Training Activities

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24130/eccd-jecs.1967202041204


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