Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Math

Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Math

by Amy Shillady (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928896852
Publisher: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Spotlight on Young Children Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.88(h) x (d)

About the Author

Amy Shillady is journal editor for NAEYC’s award-winning Young Children. She facilitates the peer review process, performs developmental editing of articles, and serves as the primary editor for journal columns. Amy also edits selected NAEYC Spotlight Series books.

Leah Schoenberg Muccio was editorial associate at NAEYC.

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All early childhood teachers—those working with infants and toddlers through the primary grades—play an important role in laying a foundation for children’s future success in math. Promoting children’s math skills is easier than many think given that young children have an inherent understanding of mathematics (just think of the last time you gave a disproportionate number of treats to children— I’m sure the children let you know who had fewer and who had more!). Building off this natural mathematical inclination is a great starting point. However, research shows that for children to be successful in future math endeavors, this isn’t enough. It is important for teachers to actively incorporate mathematics into the daily curriculum.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Amy Shillady
The Patterns of Music: Children Birth through 5 Learning Mathematics through Beat, Rhythm, and Melody / Kamile Geist, Eugene A. Geist, and Kathleen Kuznik
Five Strategies for Creating Meaningful Mathematics Experiences in the Primary Years / Megan Burton
Mathematics and Social Justice in Grade 1: How Children Understand Inequality and Represent It / M. Shaun Murphy
Second and Third Grade Mathematical Pattern Hunters / Phyllis Whitin and David J. Whitin
Encouraging Preschoolers’ Emerging Mathematics Skills / Andrew M. Tyminski and Sandra M. Linder
Math Is Everywhere! Tips for Mathematizing Preschool Settings / Amy Shillady
Mathematics and Poetry in Grades 2 and 3: The Right Connection / David J. Whitin and Michelle Piwko
Teaching Mental Computation Strategies in the Primary Grades / Ann Margaret Heirdsfield
More, All Gone, Empty, Full: Math Talk with Infants and Toddlers—Every Day, in Every Way / Jan Greenberg
Books Count! Children’s Books with Mathematics Themes / Holly Bohart
Resources for Teaching and Learning about Math with Young Children
Reflecting, Discussing, and Exploring: Questions and Follow-Up Activities

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