ERIC Number: ED440786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics in the Early Years.
Copley, Juanita V., Ed.
Noting that young children are capable of surprisingly complex forms of mathematical thinking and learning, this book presents a collection of articles depicting children discovering mathematical ideas, teachers fostering students' informal mathematical knowledge, adults asking questions and listening to answers, and researchers examining children's mathematical thinking. The chapters are: (1) "Why Do We Teach Young Children So Little Mathematics? Some Historical Considerations" (Balfanz); (2) "Children's Ways of Knowing: Lessons from Cognitive Development Research" (Sophian); (3) "The Sociology of Day Care" (McDill and Natriello); (4) "Cultural Aspects of Young Children's Mathematics Knowledge" (Guberman); (5) "Ready To Learn: Developing Young Children's Mathematical Powers" (Greenes); (6) "The Development of Informal Counting, Number, and Arithmetic Skills and Concepts" (Baroody and Wilkins); (7) "Geometric and Spatial Thinking in Young Children" (Clements); (8) "Rational-Number Learning in the Early Years: What Is Possible?" (Hunting); (9) "Young Children Doing Mathematics: Observations of Everyday Activities" (Ginsburg, Inoue, and Seo); (10) "Cognitively Guided Instruction in One Kindergarten Classroom" (Warfield and Yttri); (11) "Supporting Students' Ways of Reasoning about Patterns and Partitions" (McClain and Cobb); (12) "The Effective Use of Computers with Young Children" (Clements); (13) "Making Connections: A 'Number Curriculum' for Preschoolers" (Shane); (14) "Within Easy Reach: Using a Shelf-Based Curriculum To Increase the Range of Mathematical Concepts Accessible to Young Children" (Nelson); (15) "Teaching Mathematics through Musical Activities" (Kim); (16) "The Boston University--Chelsea Project" (Greenes); (17) "The Outdoors as a Context for Mathematics in the Early Years" (Basile); (18) "Using Storybooks To Help Young Children Make Sense of Mathematics" (Hong); (19) "Movement, Mathematics, and Learning: Experiences Using a Family Learning Model" (Coates and Franco); (20) "Math in Motion" (Goodway, Rudisill, Hamilton, and Hart); (21) "Assessing the Mathematical Understanding of the Young Child" (Copley); (22) "Improving Opportunities and Access to Mathematics Learning in the Early Years" (Padron); (23) "What To Do When They Don't Speak English: Teaching Mathematics to English-Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom" (Weaver and Gaines); (24) "Involving Parents of Four- and Five-Year-Olds in Their Children's Mathematics Education: The FAMILY MATH Experience" (Coates and Thompson); (25) "Perspectives on Mathematics Education and Professional Development through the Eyes of Early Childhood Administrators" (Weber); and (26) "Early Childhood Mathematics in Japan" (Hatano and Inagaki). (Each chapter contains references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Arithmetic, Books, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Influences, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Geometry, Kindergarten, Learning Readiness, Limited English Speaking, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Movement Education, Music Activities, Numeracy, Outdoor Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Curriculum, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Rational Numbers, Sociology, Spatial Ability, Student Evaluation, Thinking Skills, Young Children
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-424-2460 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Japan