Mathematics in Early Years Education

This fourth edition of the bestselling Mathematics in Early Years Education provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years.

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Author: Ann Montague-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351745116

Category: Education

Page: 274

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This fourth edition of the bestselling Mathematics in Early Years Education provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years. Covering all areas of mathematics – number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling – it provides a wide range of practical activities and guidance on how to support young children’s mathematical development. There is also guidance on managing the transition to KS1 and a strong emphasis throughout on creating home links and working in partnership with parents. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research and thinking in this area and includes: why mathematics is important as a way of making sense of the world how attitudes to mathematics can influence teaching and learning how children learn mathematics and what they are capable of learning how technology can support maths teaching maths phobia and the impact society has on maths teaching material on sorting, matching and handling data the importance of educating about finance in today’s world ideas for observation and questioning to assess children’s understanding examples of planned activities suggestions for language development assessment criteria. This textbook is ideal for those training to be teachers through an undergraduate or PGCE route, those training for Early Years Professional Status and those studying early childhood on foundation or honours degrees, as well as parents looking to explore how their young children learn mathematics. This will be an essential text for any early years practitioner looking to make mathematics interesting, exciting and engaging in their classroom.

Mathematics Teaching in the Early Years

This book examines the nature and origin of subject knowledge and is based on information gathered from observing the interactions between teachers and their first-year pupils.

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Author: Carol Aubrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136367878

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Young children start school already able to do a surprising amount of mathematics. This book examines the nature and origin of subject knowledge and is based on information gathered from observing the interactions between teachers and their first-year pupils. It demonstrates the necessity of the classroom teacher to draw on many kinds of knowledge in order to deal with various issues surrounding classroom learning and teaching. Two important core areas are knowledge of lesson structure and of subject matter; this book address the area of subject matter and, as such, it should be of interest to classroom teachers and lecturers in education.

Mathematics in Early Childhood

This book unfolds layers of knowledge relevant to early childhood mathematics education to help pre-service teachers increase confidence and build up a comprehensive professional identity as a mathematics educator.

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Author: Amy MacDonald

Publisher:

ISBN: 0190305290

Category:

Page: 320

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The theoretical, practical and content guide to early childhood mathematics education. Mathematics in Early Childhood Education explores mathematics in a range of early childhood contexts, including home, playgroup, childcare, preschool, and school. This book unfolds layers of knowledge relevant to early childhood mathematics education to help pre-service teachers increase confidence and build up a comprehensive professional identity as a mathematics educator. Part 1 explains the overarching theoretical framework for the teaching of mathematics in early childhood education, including a dedicated chapter on curricula. Part 2 includes opinion pieces to various mathematics education approaches helping students to develop various theoretical perspectives. Part 3 provides lesson plans on topics such as patterns, measurement and space and geometry, allowing students to fully engross themselves in mathematics content. Mathematics in Early Childhood Education balances theoretical perspectives with strong practical examples and teacher guidance providing pre-service educators an all-round solution to teaching mathematics in early childhood.

Teaching and Learning Early Years Mathematics

The text also considers recent and relevant research, examines international perspectives and provides opportunities for reflection.

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Author: Mary Briggs

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781909330405

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This up to date book is essential reading for all those teaching or training to teach Early Years mathematics. It provides comprehensive subject and pedagogic knowledge for those responsible for the youngest children in school and their vital first experiences of learning mathematics. Appropriately focused text ensures the reader can understand and support how children learn to count and calculate, recognize shapes and begin to generalize their findings about problems. Critical questions enable trainees and teachers to both test and develop their own understanding of mathematics and suggested activities clearly exemplify how theory links to practice. The text also considers recent and relevant research, examines international perspectives and provides opportunities for reflection.

Mathematics in the Early Years

Noting that young children are capable of surprisingly complex forms of mathematical thinking and learning, this book presents a collection of articles depicting children discovering mathematical ideas, teachers fostering students' informal ...

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Author: Juanita V. Copley

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of

ISBN: UOM:39015059593247

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Noting that young children are capable of surprisingly complex forms of mathematical thinking and learning, this book presents a collection of articles depicting children discovering mathematical ideas, teachers fostering students' informal mathematical knowledge, adults asking questions and listening to answers, and researchers examining children's mathematical thinking. The chapters are: (1) "Why Do We Teach Young Children So Little Mathematics? Some Historical Considerations" (Balfanz); (2) "Children's Ways of Knowing: Lessons from Cognitive Development Research" (Sophian); (3) "The Sociology of Day Care" (McDill and Natriello); (4) "Cultural Aspects of Young Children's Mathematics Knowledge" (Guberman); (5) "Ready To Learn: Developing Young Children's Mathematical Powers" (Greenes); (6) "The Development of Informal Counting, Number, and Arithmetic Skills and Concepts" (Baroody and Wilkins); (7) "Geometric and Spatial Thinking in Young Children" (Clements); (8) "Rational-Number Learning in the Early Years: What Is Possible?" (Hunting); (9) "Young Children Doing Mathematics: Observations of Everyday Activities" (Ginsburg, Inoue, and Seo); (10) "Cognitively Guided Instruction in One Kindergarten Classroom" (Warfield and Yttri); (11) "Supporting Students' Ways of Reasoning about Patterns and Partitions" (McClain and Cobb); (12) "The Effective Use of Computers with Young Children" (Clements); (13) "Making Connections: A 'Number Curriculum' for Preschoolers" (Shane); (14) "Within Easy Reach: Using a Shelf-Based Curriculum To Increase the Range of Mathematical Concepts Accessible to Young Children" (Nelson); (15) "Teaching Mathematics through Musical Activities" (Kim); (16) "The Boston University--Chelsea Project" (Greenes); (17) "The Outdoors as a Context for Mathematics in the Early Years" (Basile); (18) "Using Storybooks To Help Young Children Make Sense of Mathematics" (Hong); (19) "Movement, Mathematics, and Learning: Experiences Using a Family Learning Model" (Coates and Franco); (20) "Math in Motion" (Goodway, Rudisill, Hamilton, and Hart); (21) "Assessing the Mathematical Understanding of the Young Child" (Copley); (22) "Improving Opportunities and Access to Mathematics Learning in the Early Years" (Padron); (23) "What To Do When They Don't Speak English: Teaching Mathematics to English-Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom" (Weaver and Gaines); (24) "Involving Parents of Four- and Five-Year-Olds in Their Children's Mathematics Education: The FAMILY MATH Experience" (Coates and Thompson); (25) "Perspectives on Mathematics Education and Professional Development through the Eyes of Early Childhood Administrators" (Weber); and (26) "Early Childhood Mathematics in Japan" (Hatano and Inagaki). (Each chapter contains references.) (KB)

Mathematics Education in the Early Years

This book gives insights in the vivid research area of early mathematics learning. The collection of selected chapters mirrors the research topics presented at the fourth POEM conference in May 2018.

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Author: Martin Carlsen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030347765

Category: Education

Page: 448

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This book gives insights in the vivid research area of early mathematics learning. The collection of selected chapters mirrors the research topics presented at the fourth POEM conference in May 2018. Thematically, the volume reflects the importance of this evolving area of research, which has begun to attract attention in the spheres of education and public policy due to increased interest in early years learning. The research foci of the chapters comprise children’s mathematical reasoning, early years mathematics teaching, and the role of parents for children’s mathematical development. The 2018 conference included a wider range of researchers than previous years.

Contemporary Research and Perspectives on Early Childhood Mathematics Education

This book brings together a collection of research-based papers on current issues in early childhood mathematics education that were presented in the Topic Study Group 1 (TSG 1) at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education ...

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Author: Iliada Elia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319734323

Category: Education

Page: 326

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This book brings together a collection of research-based papers on current issues in early childhood mathematics education that were presented in the Topic Study Group 1 (TSG 1) at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13), held at the University of Hamburg in 2016. It will help readers understand a range of key issues that early childhood mathematics educators encounter today. Research on early childhood mathematics education has grown in recent years, due in part to the well-documented, positive relation between children’s early mathematical knowledge and their later mathematics learning, and to the considerable emphasis many countries are now placing on preschool education. The book addresses a number of central questions, including: What is mathematical structural development and how can we promote it in early childhood? How can multimodality and embodiment contribute to early mathematics learning and to acquiring a better understanding of young children’s mathematical development? How can children’s informal mathematics-related experiences affect instruction and children’s learning in different mathematics content areas? What is the role of tools, including technology and picture books, in supporting early mathematics learning? What are the challenges in early childhood mathematics education for teachers’ education and professional development?

Mathematics Education in the Early Years

This book presents chapters based on papers presented at the second POEM conference on early mathematics learning.

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Author: Tamsin Meaney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319239354

Category: Education

Page: 443

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This book presents chapters based on papers presented at the second POEM conference on early mathematics learning. These chapters broaden the discussion about mathematics education in early childhood, by exploring the debate about construction versus instruction. Specific sections investigate the teaching and learning of mathematical processes and mathematical content, early childhood teacher development, transitions for young children between home and preschool, between home and school and between preschool and school. The chapters use a range of innovative theoretical and methodological approaches which will form an interesting basis for future research in this area.

Mathematics Education in the Early Years

This book gives insight in the vivid research area of early mathematics learning. The collection of selected papers mirror the research topics presented at the third POEM conference.

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Author: Christiane Benz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319782201

Category: Education

Page: 303

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This book gives insight in the vivid research area of early mathematics learning. The collection of selected papers mirror the research topics presented at the third POEM conference. Thematically, the volume reflects the importance of this relatively new field of research. Structurally, the book tries to guide the reader through a variety of research aims and issues and is split into four parts. The first two parts concentrate on teacher professional development and child learning development; the third part pools research studies creating and evaluating designed learning situations; and the fourth part bridges focuses on parent-child-interaction.

Engaging Young Children in Mathematics

This is an indispensable volume for mathematics educators, researchers, curriculum developers, teachers and policymakers, including those who create standards, scope and sequences, and curricula for young children and professional teacher ...

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Author: Douglas H. Clements

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780805842104

Category: Education

Page: 474

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Engaging Young Children in Mathematics: Standards for Early Childhood Mathematics Education brings together the combined wisdom of a diverse group of experts involved with early childhood mathematics. The book originates from the landmark 2000 Conference on Standards for Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Mathematics Education, attended by representatives from almost every state developing standards for young children's mathematics; federal government officials; mathematicians; mathematics educators; researchers from mathematics education, early childhood education, and psychology; curriculum developers; teachers; policymakers; and professionals from organizations such as the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The main goal of the Conference was to work collectively to help those responsible for framing and implementing early childhood mathematics standards. Although it has its roots in the Conference, the expanded scope of the standards and recommendations covered in this book includes the full range of kindergarten to grade 2. The volume is organized into two main parts and an online appendix (http://www.gse.buffalo.edu/org/conference/). Part One, Major Themes and Recommendations, offers a framework for thinking about pre-kindergarten - grade 2 mathematics education and specific recommendations. Part Two, Elaboration of Major Themes and Recommendations, provides substantive detail regarding young students' understandings of mathematical ideas. Each Part includes five parallel subsections: "Standards in Early Childhood Education"; "Math Standards and Guidelines"; "Curriculum, Learning, Teaching, and Assessment"; "Professional Development"; and "Toward the Future: Implementation and Policy." As a whole the book: * presents comprehensive summaries of research that provide specific guidelines for standards, curriculum, and teaching; * takes the recent reports and recommendations for early childhood mathematics education to the next level; * integrates practical details and research throughout; and * provides a succinct, but thorough review of research on the topics, sequences, and learning trajectories that children can and should learn at each of their first years of life, with specific developmental guidelines that suggest appropriate content for each topic for each year from 2-year-olds to 7-year-olds. This is an indispensable volume for mathematics educators, researchers, curriculum developers, teachers and policymakers, including those who create standards, scope and sequences, and curricula for young children and professional teacher development materials, and students in mathematics education, early childhood trainers, teacher educators, and faculty in mathematics education.

The Development of Early Childhood Mathematics Education

Each chapter provides in-depth discussions, with this volume serving as an invaluable resource for developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars and students.

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Author:

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128134498

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

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The Development of Early Childhood Mathematics Education, Volume 53 in the Advances in Child Development and Behavior series, includes chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the field of developmental psychology. Users will find updated chapters on a variety of topics, including sections on The DREME Network: Research and Interventions in Early Childhood Mathematics, The Use of Concrete Experiences in Early Childhood Mathematics Instruction, Interventions in Early Mathematics: Avoiding Pollution and Dilution, Coaching in Early Mathematics, and Designing Studies to Test Causal Questions About Early Math: The Development of Making Pre-K Count. Each chapter provides in-depth discussions, with this volume serving as an invaluable resource for developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars and students. Contains chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area of child development and behavior Presents a wide array of topics that are discussed in detail

Creative Teaching Mathematics in the Primary Classroom

This stimulating text shows how primary mathematics can be creative, exciting and enjoyable.

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Author: Mary Briggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317618584

Category: Education

Page: 172

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This stimulating text shows how primary mathematics can be creative, exciting and enjoyable. Offering teachers a dynamic and different perspective, it enables them to see and teach in creative ways that will develop their pupil’s mathematical thinking potential. Creative Teaching: Mathematics in the Primary Classroom encourages students, trainees and practicing teachers to envision and develop a classroom where children can take risks, enjoy and experiment with mathematical thinking, and discover and pursue their interests and talents in an imaginative yet purposeful way. This second edition contains key updates to reflect the changes to the primary curriculum and includes: new sections on: specialist teaching, parental engagement and approaches to homework; creative classroom environments; working walls, displays and outdoor settings; links to assessment, speaking, listening and learning theory; use of media, film, news and stories for creative learning; cross-curricula work. Featuring reflective tasks in every chapter, this book will prove essential and inspiring reading for all trainee and practising teachers looking to develop their creative practice. Aimed at primary and early years trainee teachers, NQTs and experienced teachers, this is a timely publication for teachers and schools seeking to broaden their maths curriculum, making it more creative and appealing to young minds.

Mathematics Through Play in the Early Years

I strongly recommend it!′ - Dr Sue Rogers, Head of Department of Early years and Primary Education, Institute of Education Offering practical examples of focused, playful teaching this popular book is back for a third edition, with even ...

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Author: Kate Tucker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446297865

Category: Education

Page: 160

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'The book is grounded in the latest research about how children become effective learners, particularly in relation to mathematics. Bringing together research and practice in an accessible way, Kate Tucker provides an essential resource for all those who work with young children. I strongly recommend it!' - Dr Sue Rogers, Head of Department of Early years and Primary Education, Institute of Education Offering practical examples of focused, playful teaching this popular book is back for a third edition, with even more activities to use in your setting with children aged from 3 to 8. Completely updated to include the revised Early Years Foundation Stage, this new edition covers all the hot topics in the field, and now includes: a new section on teaching mathematics in Forest School more coverage of using ICT to teach mathematics more coverage of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) a key vocabulary section at the end of each chapter, and a detailed glossary expanded and updated suggestions for Further Reading even more activities to use in lessons, with some extended to include 7-8 year olds With a user-friendly layout, this new edition is an ideal resource for practitioners wishing to enhance their mathematics teaching, and for students wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding of how to use play to teach mathematics. Kate Tucker is an early years teacher, trainer and writer based in Devon.

Contemporary Perspectives on Mathematics in Early Childhood Education

This volume provides a comprehensive critical analysis of the research in mathematics education for young children.

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Author: Olivia Saracho

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607526377

Category: Education

Page: 349

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This volume provides a comprehensive critical analysis of the research in mathematics education for young children. The researchers who conducted the critical analysis focused on the relationship between (1) mathematics learning in the early years and domain specific approaches to cognitive development, (2) the children’s social learning and their developing understanding of math, and (3) the children’s learning in a natural context and their understanding of mathematics concepts. The work of these scholars can help guide those researchers who are interested in pursuing studies in early childhood mathematics in a specific area of study. This volume will facilitate the research conducted by both novice and expert researchers. The volume has accomplished its major goals, which consists of critically analyzing important research in a specific area that would be most useful in advancing the field and provide recommendations for both researchers and educators.

STEM in Early Childhood Education

Based on the argument that high-quality STEM education needs to start early, this book emphasizes that early childhood education must include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in developmentally appropriate ways based on the ...

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Author: Lynn E. Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429843655

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Bringing together a diverse cohort of experts, STEM in Early Childhood Education explores the ways STEM can be integrated into early childhood curricula, highlighting recent research and innovations in the field, and implications for both practice and policy. Based on the argument that high-quality STEM education needs to start early, this book emphasizes that early childhood education must include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in developmentally appropriate ways based on the latest research and theories. Experienced chapter authors address the theoretical underpinnings of teaching STEM in the early years, while contextualizing these ideas for the real world using illustrative examples from the classroom. This cutting-edge collection also looks beyond the classroom to how STEM learning can be facilitated in museums, nature-based learning outdoors, and after-school programs. STEM in Early Childhood Education is an excellent resource for aspiring and veteran educators alike, exploring the latest research, providing inspiration, and advancing best practices for teaching STEM in the early years.

Thinking and Learning About Mathematics in the Early Years

This highly practical and engaging text includes chapters on: why maths is often seen as 'hard' and what practitioners can do to help young children be more successful exploring shapes, space, measures and patterns how to make maths more ...

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Author: Linda Pound

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134082285

Category: Education

Page: 128

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How can early years practitioners help young children to become not only numerate but aspiring mathematicians who love numbers, shapes and mathematical comparisons? The introduction of the Foundation Stage has led to practitioners seeking ways to teach maths which are more in line with the creative and playful ways young children learn other subjects. Linda Pound draws on current thinking about children's mathematical development to show how you can encourage and enhance the numeracy skills of any child in the early years by linking maths to every-day life situations and making it a playful and enjoyable cross-curricular activity. This highly practical and engaging text includes chapters on: why maths is often seen as 'hard' and what practitioners can do to help young children be more successful exploring shapes, space, measures and patterns how to make maths more fun and playful, using games, humour, stories and rhymes using music and dance to enhance mathematical understanding encouraging children to see the connection between maths and everyday experiences through, for example sorting, matching and guessing creating an environment for mathematical development, indoors and out Concluding with a chapter on how practitioners and parents can become more confident in their use of maths, this user-friendly text, packed full of ideas, is essential reading for practitioners in any early years setting. Students on Early Education courses will also find much here to inspire them.

Primary Mathematics Teaching Theory and Practice

With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative mathematics teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

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Author: Claire Mooney

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526440792

Category: Education

Page: 288

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With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative mathematics teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Zero for Parents and Teachers Or Almost All You Need to Know about Mathematics for Young Children

Written by early years educators, this book will offer safe and sympathetic guidance for any reader.

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Author: Anne D. Cockburn

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527555615

Category:

Page: 196

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Mathematics for Young Children is a book for people who feel nervous or uncertain about teaching maths to young children. If you are anxious and confused about the subject this might just be the book you are looking for! It covers all the basic topics young children need to know about maths. It starts at the beginning and, in an open and friendly way, opens new horizons exploring fundamental ideas you may never have known you never knew. Had you realised that, for example, zero (0) means much more than simply nothing, you might have found yourself enjoying maths at school. The book begins by introducing six young friends who follow us through each chapter, providing a range of fun activities for you and your children to further your mathematical confidence. Written by early years educators, this book will offer safe and sympathetic guidance for any reader.

Mathematics in the Early Years

This book takes the reader from debates about how children learn and what children know and can do when they start school, through to a discussion of how it can be assessed and evaluated.

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Author: David Clemson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415096286

Category: Education

Page: 223

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This book takes the reader from debates about how children learn and what children know and can do when they start school, through to a discussion of how it can be assessed and evaluated.

Big Ideas of Early Mathematics

In this unique guide, classroom teachers, coaches, curriculum coordinators, college students, and teacher educators get a practical look at the foundational concepts and skills of early mathematics, and see how to implement them in their ...

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Author: Jeanine O'Nan Brownell

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0132946971

Category: Education

Page: 196

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"The Big Ideas that convey the core concepts of mathematics are at the heart of this new book that gives early childhood educators the skills they need to organize for mathematics teaching and learning during the early years. For teachers of children ages three through six, the book provides foundations for further mathematics learning and helps facilitate long-term mathematical understanding. It's the perfect guide for those who want to focus their instruction on mathematics that is central, coherent, and rigorous. In it, readers see clearly why building early foundations in math matters, why teachers' understanding of foundational math matters, and why the methods used to teach it matter. Developed by the Erikson Institute's Early Math Collaborative team, the book groups the Big Ideas into nine chapter on topics that are familiar to early childhood teachers-sets, pattern and regularity, number, counting, operations, measurement, data analysis, shapes, and spatial thinking. The work is in keeping with the content strands identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and maps pathways to help teachers meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics." -- publisher website.