Volume 1, Issue 4 - November, 2006
Teaching Math Every Day by Nancy P. Alexander explains numerous ways a teacher may encourage the development of pre-math skills throughout the day and the importance of assessing young children on a regular basis. These articles provide an excellent starting point for new teachers, a great review for those with a bit more experience, and great ideas to add interest to your math and science centers.
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Long before children count, add,
subtract, or solve a complex word problem, they learn the foundations
for math. By manipulating concrete objects, children go through a
series of learning processes that help them develop the thinking skills
necessary for understanding math in the primary school years. Given
adequate materials, time to work through play, and a teacher to
facilitate, children develop pre-math concepts and the cognitive skills
necessary for applying mathematical concepts.
Teaching Math Every Day
Look, Think, Discover: Adding the Wonder of Science to the Early
Exploring science is an exciting and wondrous part of early childhood. Innately curious, young children seek to investigate and discover “how their world works.” They question; they look; they listen; they talk about their findings. They investigate the passage of light through various materials; how insects crawl on the ground; and what sinks, what floats, and why! Read Article
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