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Math in the Preschool Classroom Second Edition

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Math in the Preschool Classroom Second Edition

I'm Older Than You, I'm Five

Author(s): Ann S Epstein, Suzanne Gainsley (click on the author's name for more titles)

ISBN: 9781573794626

Binding: Paperback

Size: 215mm x 280mm

Published by: High/Scope Press

RRP $58.95


Early maths learning happens without rote drill, but it does not happen on its own. Young children need maths concepts presented thoughtfully and systematically, yet in a way that also respects their concrete thinking and their need to learn by exploring hands-on materials. This book presents 50 early math activites that meet these needs for preschoolers.

The activities build on children's natural interests and offer children the time and freedom to construct and reflect on maths ideas. teachers can use these step-by-step activities throughout the day, using mostly common, everyday materials.

The activites in Math in the Preschool Classroom will help children gain competence in the early maths key experiences of:
Classification - Similarities and differences
Seriation - Series and patterns
Number - Counting and one-to-one matching
Space - Physical relationships: positions, directions, how things fit together
Time - Duration, predictability, and sequence

The authors describe how to address each of these maths key experiences when setting up the learning environment, planning the daily routine, and interacting with children. they also present a summary of the latest research on why and how to teach maths in the preschool years.

If you think you have to be an Einstein to help young children learn maths concepts, this book will give you the tools and confidence you need to provide meaningful maths experiences for young children.


Each maths activity includes the following information:
Suggested time of day to do the activity
Materials needed
Beginning, middle, and end--how to introduce and extend the maths concepts and bring the activity to a close.
Language from children you are likely to hear
Follow-up suggestions
Key experiences related to the activity
Relevant items on the Preschool Child Observation Record