ERIC Number: ED224715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics and Young Children: Discovery through Exploration.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Program Development.
The document has three major components: (1) rationale; (2) content; and (3) activities. The rationale, which deals with considerations and methods for teaching mathematics concepts to young children, is provided through the following articles: (1) "Piagetian Implications for Kindergarten Mathematics Instruction"; (2) "A Rationale for Organizing and Integrating Math Activities in the Kindergarten Classroom"; (3) "Developing Logic and Reasoning Skills in Young Children"; (4) "Assessing Mathematics Behavior in Kindergarten"; (5) "Spatial Relations and Young Children"; and (6) "The Interplay of Math Activities and Pre-Reading Skills for Young Children." The above items form the theoretical basis for the activities and ideas. The content is given in the format of a sequential listing of mathematics skills, which provides the framework for the activities. Activities are divided into pre-number, geometrical, number, measurement, graphing, time and money, fractional, and operational. The document is not designed as a comprehensive program, but rather as a sourcebook for teachers and administrators. It provides the rationale and activities for developing a discovery-based mathematics program. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Program Development.