Math and Science for Young Children / Edition 8 available in Paperback
MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Eighth Edition, is an introduction to engaging math and science experiences for early childhood and early elementary education programs, and provides an organized, sequential approach to creating a developmentally appropriate math and science curriculum. The content aligns with key guidelines and standards: The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Professional Preparation Standards (2010); Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) guidelines; Common Core Mathematics Standards; and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The book also addresses STEM/STEAM and the essential domains of child growth and development during the crucial birth-through-eight age range. A valuable resource for the student/future teacher, working professional, or involved parent, MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN emphasizes the interrelatedness of math and science and how they can be integrated into all other curriculum areas.
About 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.
Table of Contents
Part I: CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE. 1. Development, Acquisition, Problem Solving, and Assessment. 2. Basics of Science, Engineering, and Technology. Part II: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND SKILLS. 3. Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Concepts and Skills. 4. More Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Concepts and Skills: Early Geometry, Parts and Wholes, and Applications of Fundamental Concepts to Science and Engineering. Part III: APPLYING FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS. 5. Pre-K/K Ordering, Measurement, and Data Collection and Analysis. 6. Integrating the Curriculum. Part IV: SYMBOLS AND HIGHER LEVEL CONCEPTS AND ACTIVITIES. 7. Transitioning from Preschool to Kindergarten to Primary. Part V: MATHEMATICS CONCEPTS AND OPERATIONS FOR THE PRIMARY GRADES. 8. Whole Number Operations, Patterns and Fractions. 9. Place Value, Geometry and Data Analysis, and Measurement. Part VI: INVESTIGATIONS IN PRIMARY SCIENCE. 10. Overview of Primary Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. 11. Earth and Space Sciences, Environmental Awareness, Engineering, Technology and Science Applications. Part VII: THE MATH AND SCIENCE ENVIRONMENT. 12. Materials and Resources and Math and Science in the Classroom and in the Home.