Experiences in Math for Young Children / Edition 6

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This readable, easy-to-understand book focuses on the developmental sequence of mathematics for young children and its integration with other parts of the curriculum. For each math concept presented, early childhood educators learn how it can be incorporated into music and movement, language and visual arts, science, and social studies for children from birth through age eight. Problem solving is promoted as the major means for constructing concepts with a balance of naturalistic, informal, and structured activities. The content is compatible with national standards and guidelines, providing the tools needed to prepare children to meet these standards. Each concept unit contains assessment, instructional, and evaluation strategies that can be put to use immediately. Additional resources include active approaches to mathematics, resources for establishing learning centers, guidance on parental involvement, lists of children's books with math concepts, and related websites. Benefits: NEW! New! Presents expanded coverage of theoretical foundations with the addition of the views of Bruner and Dienes. Presents content compatible with national standards and guidelines, preparing new and seasoned teachers to help the children in their care meet those standards. Incorporates developmentally appropriate assessment tasks that are in keeping with the national movement calling for authentic assessment. Aligns with the national effort for more parental involvement in children's learning by including a unit on math in the home, neighborhood, and community. NEW! New! Presents expanded coverage of theoretical foundations with the addition of the views of Bruner and Dienes. NEW! New! Includes a description of Polya's contributions to mathematics instruction. NEW! New! Expands the discussion of traditional vs. reform instruction. NEW! New! Includes reference to the National Research Council early childhood mathematics report and the NCTM Focal Points

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Presents practical guidance on integrating mathematics with art, music, language arts, and other subjects for children through age eight. Chapters walk through assessment, instructional, and evaluation strategies in a developmentally sequenced format, and provide activities for children. Includes color photos of innovative materials in use, plus practical details on setting up learning centers. Also lists resources materials for technology, children's books with math concepts, and parental involvement. The author teaches child and family studies at Weber State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111301507
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: What's New in Early Childhood Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 919,753
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosalind Charlesworth, Ph.D., is professor emerita and retired department chair in the Department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. During her tenure at Weber State University, she worked with the faculty of the Department of Teacher Education to develop continuity from preprimary to primary school in the program for students in the early childhood education licensure program. She also contributed as a guest presenter in the Elementary Mathematics Methods class. Dr. Charlesworth is known for her contributions to research on early childhood teachers' beliefs and practices. She taught courses in early education and child development at other universities before joining the faculty at Weber State University. In 1999, she was the co-recipient of the NAECTE/Allyn & Bacon Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator award. In 2014 she received the Legacy Award from the WSU Child and Family Studies Department in recognition of her contributions to early childhood education. Dr. Charlesworth has provided service to the field through active involvement in professional organizations and is currently on the editorial board of the Early Childhood Education Journal.

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Table of Contents

Section I: CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN MATHEMATICS. 1. How Concepts Develop in Mathematics. 2. How Concepts Are Acquired. 3. Promoting Young Children's Concept Development Through Problem Solving. 4. Assessing Young Children's Developmental Level. Section II: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND SKILLS. 5. One-to-One Correspondence. 6. Number Sense and Counting. 7. Logic and Classifying. 8. Comparing. 9. Early Geometry: Shape. 10. Early Geometry: Spatial Sense. 11. Parts and Wholes. 12. Language and Concept Formation. Section III: APPLYING FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS, ATTITUDES, AND SKILLS. 13. Ordering, Seriation, and Patterning. 14. Measurement: Volume, Weight, Length, and Temperature. 15. Measurement: Time. 16. Interpreting Data Using Graphs. 17. Integrating the Curriculum through Dramatic Play and Thematic Units and Projects. Section IV: SYMBOLS AND HIGHER-LEVEL ACTIVITIES. 18. Symbols. 19. Groups and Symbols. 20. Higher-Level Activities and Concepts. Section V: Mathematics Concepts and Operations for the Primary Grades. 21. Operations with Whole Numbers. 22. Patterns. 23. Fractions. 24. Numbers Above Ten and Place Value. 25. Geometry, Data Collection, and Algebraic Thinking. 26. Measurement with Standard Units. Section VI: THE MATH ENVIRONMENT. 27. Materials and Resources for Math. 28. Math in Action. 29. Math in the Home. Appendix A: Developmental Assessment Tasks. Appendix B: Children's Books, Software and Web Sites with Math Concepts. Glossary.

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