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Mathematics in the Preschool
quality preschool mathematics that is developmentally appropriate for young
Thinking about Learning Trajectories in Preschool
Learning trajectories (routes, curves) in preschool and how they helped a teacher develop goals and objectives for her students’ mathematical knowledge. Learning trajectories have three parts: a mathematical goal, a developmental path, and a set of activities matched to each of those levels. Activities and a teacher's explanation are included.
Number relationships in preschool
Try these early-learning
experiences to strengthen understanding of number and quantity.
Preschoolers’ number sense
Consider using a game-based
assessment of number sense in young children, including those at risk because
of socioeconomic level, disability, or the necessity of learning a second
Illuminations: How Many Letters Are in Your Name?
Students review numbers 1 to 10 by counting the number of letters in their names and their classmates' names. They also write and order numbers. The class compiles students' finished product in a class book.
Standards for Grades Pre-K-2
During the years from birth to age four, much important mathematical development occurs in young children. Whether they are cared for by family members during their preschool years or receive care from persons outside their families, all children need their innate desire for learning to be nurtured and supported. In kindergarten through grade 2, considerations such as high-quality educational settings and experiences become paramount. Throughout the early years, the Standards and specific expectations for mathematics learning recommended here can help parents and educators give children a solid affective and cognitive foundation in mathematics.