The numeracy@home project arose out of the belief that families are children's first educators of mathematics, however many families may not truly know how influential they are.
Based upon this premise, Swinburne University partnered with Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools to embark on a parent partnership project that investigated ways families are engaged with their children's early mathematical thinking. Numeracy@HOME acknowledges previous partnerships with Monash University, the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and Doveton College.
Findings from the research project tell us that there are many ways that families are engaging their children with mathematics, but that they also want early childhood education and care settings to do this more as well. The resources from this website form the beginning of how families and early childhood education and care settings can engage young children in learning about mathematics in everyday experiences. Exploring the 11 ways can support families and educators to enrich children's knowledge and confidence in understanding and using mathematics.
This project was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Links to Research
See below links to the findings of the numeracy@home research project.