Course: Foundations of mathematical literacy

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Course title Foundations of mathematical literacy
Course code KPEP/MMGK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hošpesová Alena, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Samková Libuše, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Waldaufová Petra, Mgr.
Course content
1. Protoquantitative thinking 2. Sorting, joining, arranging 3. Counting 4. Number concept 5. Patterns and regularities 6. Shape 7. Spatial experience 8. Measurement - comparison 9. Planning and organization of mathematics activities 10. Assessment in mathematics 11. Language of preschool mathematics 12. Games and the development of mathematical ideas 13. Mathematics in literature for children 14. Kindergarten teachers work in partnership with parents

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Skills training
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on the understanding of selected mathematical concepts whose preconceptions are formed in early childhood education. Students will acquire the skills to create situations in which children's understanding of the outside world is enhanced, in which mathematical concepts or preconceptions are formed and improved.
The development of mathematical competences of future kindergarten techers. Attribution to learning and solving problems.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Combined exam, Seminar work

effective participating during solving problems, submitting an essay
Recommended literature
  • BERGER, Andrea, TZUR, Gabriel, POSNER, Michael I.:. Infant brains detect arithmetic errors. Dostupné z, 2006.
  • BRYANT, Peter:. Mathematical understanding in the nursery school years. In T. Nunes, B. Bryant (Eds.) Learning and teaching mathematics: An international perspective. London: Psychology Press, str. 53 - 67. (Český výtah na serveru e-Amos.), 1997.
  • KASLOVÁ, Michaela:. Předmatematické činnosti v předškolním vzdělávání. Praha: Raabe. 2010.
  • MONTAGUE-SMITH, Ann:. Mathematics in Nursery Education. London: David Fulton Publishers, 135 s. (Výtah v češtině přístupný na serveru e-Amos.) 1997.
  • PERRY, Bob & DOCKET, Sue:. Young children´s access to powerful mathematical ideas. In L. D. English (Ed.) Handbook of Internationa Research in Mathematics Education. London : Lawrence Erlbaum, str. 81 - 112. (Český výtah na serveru e-Amos.) 2002.
  • WOOLFSON, Richard C.:. Bystré dítě - předškolák. Praha: Ottovo nakl. 2004.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Nursery School Teaching (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer