ERIC Number: ED482298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Pre-K Mathematics Standards, Teacher's Guide, [and] Parent Handbook: Early Mathematics.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
This document is comprised of three publications of the early childhood section of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: (1) prekindergarten mathematics standards; (2) a teacher's guide for early mathematics; and (3) a parent's handbook for early mathematics. The standards, developed by a broad-based group of individuals whose backgrounds represent the many facets of the Missouri early childhood community, provide broad descriptions of what most children should know and be able to do by the time they enter kindergarten and represent a shared set of expectations for preschoolers in the field of mathematics. The standards publication delineates the Missouri prekindergarten guiding principles and presents process standards, indicators of competency development, and examples of behaviors children may exhibit in their mathematical development in the following areas: (1) number and operations; (2) geometry and spatial sense; (3) patterns and relationship; (4) measurement; and (5) exploring data. The teacher's guide explains the standards and offers practical suggestions for creating engaging, developmentally appropriate learning communities that foster each child's mathematical thinking. The guide includes definitions of the mathematical concepts used in the standards, suggested teaching strategies for each standard area, suggestions for involving parents and families, and a 62-item resource list of books, websites, magazines, and other materials. The parent handbook introduces the mathematics standards, defines mathematical terms, provides information on how a child may exhibit progress toward a particular standard or goal, and offers suggestions for parental support of mathematical development. The handbook closes with a list of general tips for parents, an 11-item bibliography, and a list of 63 books for young children incorporating mathematical concepts. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Objectives, Mathematics Education, Parent Materials, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480. Tel: 573-751-4446; Fax: 573-751-1179; Web site: http://dese.mo.gov. For full text of standards: http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/earlychild/Pre-K Standards/mathstandards.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri