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Dougherty, Barbara J.; Karp, Karen S. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2019
Do your students say that one object is "bigger" than another without attending more precisely to the attribute they are comparing? Do they have difficulty naming numbers from 11 to 19? Do some students still count all while their classmates are counting on or counting by tens? What tasks can you offer--what questions can you ask--to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Markworth, Kim; McCool, Jenni; Kosiak, Jennifer – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015
Holidays and seasonal activities provide excitement and a change of pace for teachers and students alike. They also offer perfect backdrops for mathematical tasks that can be related to other topics and themes in the classroom. "Problem Solving in All Seasons, Prekindergarten-Grade 2" delivers thirty-two appealing, real-world situations,…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Early Childhood Education, Problem Solving, Kindergarten
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
Caldwell, Janet H.; Kobett, Beth; Karp, Karen – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014
Do your students have the incorrect idea that addition "makes numbers bigger" and subtraction "makes numbers smaller"? Do they believe that subtraction is always "taking away"? What tasks can you offer--what questions can you ask--to determine what your students know or don't know--and move them forward in their…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Addition, Subtraction, Elementary School Mathematics
Copley, Juanita V., Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2004
Written for all teachers of young children, this book illustrates activities that promote early mathematics development for children ages three to five and "showcases" mathematics for the young child. The thirty-five activities in this book are distributed into five content areas: number and operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, and data…
Descriptors: Young Children, Geometry, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers