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Math Right from the Start

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Math Right from the Start

What Parents Can Do in the First Five Years

Author(s): Jan Greenberg, Toni Bickart (click on the author's name for more titles)

ISBN: 9781879537989

Binding: Paperback

Size: 135mm x 210mm

Published by: Teaching Strategies

RRP $8.95


New research shows that early mathematics knowledge is an important predictor of later school success. Yet maths is one of the most misunderstood topics in early childhood. Many people think that maths is simply counting and recognizing numbers through school-based activities, but mathematics is so much more! When parents provide rich, everyday maths experiences at home, children gain a critical foundation for future learning - and an important connection is made between the home and school experience. This easy-to-read, beautifully illustrated booklet shows parents how they can help their children (birth-5) gain the mathematical thinking and skills they need.

This book uses the everyday routines that all parents do with their children bathing and dressing, feeding, shopping, household chores, etc. to demonstrate how to build skills in the five component areas of mathematics:

- Numbers

- Geometry (shapes and space)

- Measurement

- Patterns and change

- Collecting and organizing information

Instead of workbooks, special games, or other gimmicks, parents learn about the value of intentionally incorporating these concepts into everyday conversations and play with their child. Includes recommended reading lists for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Math Right from the Start can help you partner with the parents in your program to ensure the success of every child