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Parks, Amy Noelle; Blom, Diana Chang – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide strategies for recognizing meaningful mathematics in common play contexts in early childhood classrooms and to offer suggestions for how teachers might intervene in these moments to help children attend to the mathematical ideas embedded in their play. In particular, the author's focus on the concepts of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Play, Mathematical Concepts
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Bintas, Jale – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2008
This study is based on the principle that the mathematical anxiety in preservice kindergarten teachers-to-be should be removed and they should be encouraged towards mathematics. It is expected from teachers-to-be who are able to construct this confidence to prepare exercises improving mathematical ideas for their students. This study was carried…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Kindergarten, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Parks, Amy Noelle; Wakabayashi, Tomoko; Hardin, Beth – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018
In many prekindergarten classes, children begin the day by singing a song as part of their opening routine. In reflecting on opening routines in public prekindergarten classrooms across Michigan, the authors have been struck by how often small changes in teachers' routines or materials could enrich the mathematical engagement of children. The goal…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Teaching Methods
Highfield, Kate – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2010
Robotic toys present unique opportunities for teachers of young children to integrate mathematics learning with engaging problem-solving tasks. This article describes a series of tasks using Bee-bots and Pro-bots, developed as part a larger project examining young children's use of robotic toys as tools in developing mathematical and metacognitive…
Descriptors: Toys, Robotics, Educational Opportunities, Young Children
Louis, Everett; Flores, Alfinio; Sophian, Catherine; Zbiek, Rose Mary – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
How do composing and decomposing numbers connect with the properties of addition? Focus on the ideas that you need to thoroughly understand in order to teach with confidence. The mathematical content of this book focuses on essential knowledge for teachers about numbers and number systems. It is organized around one big idea and supported by…
Descriptors: Number Systems, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Duatepe Paksu, Asuman – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2008
The aims of the study reported in this paper were to identify teachers' beliefs about mathematics and to analyze possible significant differences in mathematics beliefs in terms of teachers' branches and gender. Teachers' mathematics beliefs were investigated by use of a 20-item self-report questionnaire; related to beliefs about process of…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Science Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Clements, Douglas H.; Fuson, Karen C.; Sarama, Julie – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2017
Teachers are on the front line in any educational controversy. Increasingly, some bloggers, newspaper articles, and other media have criticized the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010) as being inappropriate for children in kindergarten and first grade. However, both research and expert practice reveal that children are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
Oberdorf, Christine; Taylor-Cox, Jennifer – Eye on Education, 2012
Provide targeted mathematics instruction for every child. These books combine formative assessment with practical activities to differentiate the elementary classroom. The formative assessments include student work samples at varying levels. The authors: (1) Illustrate the distinction between a "traditional" assessment and an "enhanced"…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Formative Evaluation, State Standards, Mathematics Instruction
Hynes, Ellen Mary, Ed.; Blair, Catherine, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2005
Get students into math using outer space! Mission Mathematics translates the NASA experience into language and experiences appropriate for young learners, and provides teachers with mathematics activities that complement many of the available NASA resources for students and educators. In these motivating investigations, young children engage in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Educational Technology, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education
Moomaw, Sally – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
Children who learn math fundamentals in preschool and kindergarten have the best chance of later achievement in school--but too often, children don't get the effective early math instruction that makes all the difference. Now there's a core early childhood textbook that helps current and future educators teach the most critical math concepts to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Mathematics Education, Learning Activities, Textbooks
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Lee, Joon Sun; Ginsburg, Herbert P. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2007
This study explored pre-kindergarten teachers' beliefs about the appropriateness of early mathematics education. Thirty pre-kindergarten teachers of four-year-olds, half working with low-SES children at publicly funded pre-kindergartens and the other half with middle-SES children at private pre-kindergartens, were interviewed concerning written…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Teachers
Essa, Eva L., Ed.; Burnham, Melissa M., Ed. – National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2009
Best practice is based on knowledge--not on beliefs or guesses--about how children learn and develop. This volume contains 20 overviews of research on aspects of young children's social, emotional, cognitive, or physical development, as well as how the findings can be applied in the classroom. Originally "Research in Review" articles in NAEYC's…
Descriptors: Research, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Development
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Frye, Douglas; Baroody, Arthur J.; Burchinal, Margaret; Carver, Sharon M.; Jordan, Nancy C.; McDowell, Judy – What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenge of teaching early math to children ages 3 to 6. The guide provides practical, clear information on critical topics related to teaching early math and is based on the best available evidence as judged by the authors. The guide…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Young Children, Number Concepts, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Indiana Department of Education, 2004
To ensure all students have every opportunity to succeed, Indiana adopted world-class academic standards in English-language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies and an assessment system to measure student progress. These standards clearly outline what students should know and be able to do in each subject, at each grade level. This…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
Children have a natural interest in math, and the "Teaching Math to Young Children" practice guide (ED544376) aims to help teachers capitalize on that interest to make children's preschool and school experience more engaging and beneficial. In this practice guide summary, readers will find: (1) An overview of the guide's five…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Guides