For this assessment task you will need to construct a report that examines contemporary approaches to mathematics in the context of learning provision and pedagogical practice in early childhood contexts.

Ensure your report addresses the following:

**Part A: Reflection and critique of ****your mathematical beliefs and ****values**

- Critically reflect on your own memories of being a mathematical What beliefs, attitudes and emotions do you have about mathematics. What experiences have you had? How do you remember learning?

- Identify and discuss how these beliefs, attitudes, and emotions may impact your becoming an early childhood mathematics teacher.

Note: In this section of the report, you can use the pronoun **'I'**

**Part B: Early childhood mathematics ****and numeracy education**

- Define and describe the following in relation to early childhood contexts:
- Mathematics
- Numeracy
- Discuss the historical and contemporary approaches to mathematics education in early childhood
- Outline the mathematical competence of young children

**Part C: Theoretical foundations and development of mathematics ****thinking and concepts**

Provide an overview of the following theoretical approaches and discuss their significance to the development of mathematics in young children.

- Behaviourism
- Nativism
- Constructivism
- Socio-cultural theory
- Constructionism