Collaboration between Mathematics Facilitators and Preschool Teachers during the Innovative “Senso-Math” Preschool Program

Dina Hassidov, Bat-Sheva Ilany

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This article presents aquantitative and qualitative study of the innovative "Senso-Math"preschool program and the reactions of both the facilitators, who underwent aspecial training program, and the preschool teachers in whose classes theprogram was implemented. The goal of the program is to enhance mathematicaldevelopment in preschool children through the intervention of trainedfacilitators who bring the adjunct program into preschools. The resultsindicated a positive change in the attitudes of the facilitators to theirprofessional calling and, after an adjustment period, a positive attitudeoverall regarding the facilitators' contribution to mathematics education inthe preschool as evidenced by the significant relationships that developedbetween the facilitators and the preschool teachers.

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. Facilitators . Mathematics Education . Preschool . Kindergarten . “Senso-Math” Preschool Program-SMP

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