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Part II: Mathematics Content for Young Children

ABCs of Early Mathematics Experiences

Author: Laurie E. Hansen
Journal: Teaching Children Mathematics
Publication Date: November 2005
In “ABCs of Early Mathematics Experiences,” Hansen (2005) provides a primer for ways that early childhood educators can communicate with families and help them foster a love of mathematics learning at home. She lists a number of activities that can be shared with parents, including learning about shapes and spatial reasoning through art activities, block play, and puzzles; measurement through cooking, bath time, and sand play; data through chore records and sorting collections; and counting and number through activities such as playing board games and counting money, and exploring children’s literature and songs that emphasize counting.

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