Collaborative Play Needs Analysis: Introducing Mathematics to Early Childhood

Feri Faila Sufa, Gunarhadi, Muhammad Akhyar, Munawir Yusuf


In the 21st century, learning has become an inevitable demand in education. It is likely to happen for young children in learning the initial mathematics. This research article describes the stimulating strategies of collaboration skills among early aged-children in learning mathematical concepts. The study is set to analyze the learning needs of mathematical concepts in early childhood through collaborative play. Collaborative play in early childhood to introduce mathematical concepts becomes important because introducing mathematical concepts is not just related to drilling. Through collaborative play, children can develop cognitive abilities by understanding mathematical concepts with members of their group. This research is a need analysis study with a descriptive qualitative approach. Data collection techniques were carried out through literature studies, observations, interviews, and questionnaires. The results showed that children need to be encouraged to do collaborative activities in solving mathematic problems in different ways.


Keywords: collaboration, early mathematical concepts, early childhood.

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