This book is part of NAEYC’s best-selling Spotlight seriesgreat resources for the college classroom and for professional development.
|Publisher:||National Association for the Education of Young Children|
|Series:||Spotlight on Young Children Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.38(w) x 10.88(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Leah Schoenberg Muccio was editorial associate at NAEYC.
Read an Excerpt
All early childhood teachersthose working with infants and toddlers through the primary gradesplay 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 ContentsIntroduction / 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 ToddlersEvery 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