Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Folktale from Britain

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CAMathories Company, Sep 25, 2022 - Education - 26 pages

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" is a popular British folktale. The three bears living in a forest had a surprise visitor who had eaten their porridge! Find out how Goldilocks, a young girl in Britain, went into the Three Bears' Cottage and gave a surprise to herself and the three bears! Count from 1 to 3 and learn the stable principle that it does not matter how the three objects are arranged, the number stays the same.

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" is the first of the three books in the first series of the CAMathories(TM) Folktale Mathematics(TM) curriculum (3-4 years old). Series 1: Count and Recite 1 to 5. Two other books in the same series are: "Paco and the Giant Chili Plant" (from Mexico), and "5 Little Monkeys Catching the Moon" (from China). This series helps readers to develop an awareness of the principle of 'order irrelevance' - we can count things in any order but the number stays the same.

CAMathories(TM) Folktale Mathematics(TM) Series books are fun math-learning folktales designed, written, and peer-reviewed by renowned (current and previous) researchers and faculty members of mathematics and early years learning from the University of Cambridge.


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About the author (2022)

Dr. Lorna Ayton is a lifetime mathematician. She was admitted to the University of Cambridge to study B.A. Mathematics (First Class Honors), followed by Part III Mathematics (Distinction), and then a Ph.D. in Mathematics. Dr. Ayton's Ph.D. thesis is awarded "The Outstanding Thesis Prize" by Springer. Dr. Ayton is a researcher in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in the Waves research group at the University of Cambridge. She also teaches mathematics to students in a local secondary school.  Dr. Ayton is a co-founder and Mathematics Advisor of CAMathories Company and a member of the Education Team that designs the curriculum for CAMathories™. Dr. Ayton ensures that mathematics is well-applied in our games and that learning mathematics can be fun and rewarding!  


Dr. David Whitebread, had been the Acting Director (External Relations), Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL), in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Dr. Whitebread had more than 30 years of research experience in children learning through play. Every year, PEDAL Research Centre at the University of Cambridge hosted a David Whitebread Memorial Lecture to commemorate the contribution of Dr. Whitebread to early years education. Dr. Whitebread was a co-founder and the founding Chief Education Officer of CAMathories Company. Dr. David Whitebread had written and designed stories for CAMathories?.

Dr. Kit Cheung has lived, studied, and worked in different places, from the fun yet hustle and bustle cities of Hong Kong and Singapore, to the awesome Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, then to fairytale-like Cambridge in England, and later to Baltimore, the crab cake capital of the world, before settling in the garden state, New Jersey, of the U.S.A. Dr. Cheung likes to travel to different places in Asia, Europe, and Australasia, to meet different people, to learn about different cultures, and is fascinated by different folk stories from different areas. Dr. Cheung was a recipient of the Chevening Scholarship and Cambridge Overseas Trust and has obtained a Ph.D. degree from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Cheung is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of CAMathories Company.

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