Access and Equity: Promoting High-Quality Mathematics in Pre-K-Grade 2
Access and Equity: Promoting High-Quality Mathematics in Pre-K–Grade 2 examines issues related to access, equity, and empowerment for early childhood mathematics, highlighting these critical points:
Young students’ ability to engage in challenging mathematical problem solving
The important role of families
Aspects of transitioning from home to school
Pedagogical practices that build on students’ mathematical cultures and strengths
This book will help teachers in prekindergarten through grade 2 classrooms implement the Access and Equity Principle from NCTM’s Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. It looks at diversity as an asset for teaching and learning mathematics with emphasis on multilingual settings and the need for deeper mathematics among younger children.
Practice-based vignettes open each chapter, inviting readers to relate to and engage with the issues of access and equity discussed in these mathematics classrooms. Questions at the end if each chapter challenge readers to reflect on what they have read and then to take action in adapting the suggested approaches to their own contexts.
This volume is the first in the Access and Equity: Promoting High-Quality Mathematics series.