ERIC Number: ED448906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Young Child and Mathematics.
Copley, Juanita V.
Intended for preschool and primary grade teachers, this book draws on guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and standards from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to offer classroom vignettes and teacher-tested activities and strategies that will inspire early childhood teachers to move beyond present practice in mathematics instruction to improve instruction and curriculum. The chapters of the book are: (1) "The Child Learns, the Child Teaches," highlighting what teachers may learn from observing and listening to children, focusing on every child and not just the smart or the needy, and encouraging investigation so children can construct their own knowledge; (2) "Principles in Teaching Mathematics to Young Children"; (3) "Mathematics Processes in the Early Childhood Curriculum"; (4) "Number and Operations in the Early Childhood Curriculum"; (5) "Patterns, Functions, and Algebra"; (6) "Geometry and Spatial Sense"; (7) "Measurement"; (8) "Data Analysis and Probability"; and (9) "Questions...and Some Answers." Two appendices list expectations for Pre K-2 from NCTM's "Principles and Standards," and an annotated bibliography of books to enhance mathematics learning. (Contains 79 references.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Curriculum, Standards, Teaching Methods
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1426. Tel: 800-424-2460 (Toll-Free); Tel: 202-232-8777; Web site: http://www.naeyc.org (NAEYC order no. 119).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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.