Synopses & Reviews
Experiences in Math for Young Children focuses on the integration of mathematics with other content areas in accordance with the guidelines and standards of NCTM and NAEYC. Developed specifically for educators of children from birth through age eight, particular emphasis has been placed on instructional and evaluation strategies as well as developmentally appropriate assessment tasks to fit the national movement calling for authentic assessment. Each math concept is presented in a web that provides a picture of how it might be integrated with music and movement, language and visual arts, science, and social students. Problem solving is stressed as an integral part of constructing concepts with a balance of naturalistic, informal, and structured activities and experiences. A wealth of resources gives educators further tools for helping young children master mathematic skills. These include guidance in establishing learning centers, Web sites for further reading, active approaches to mathematics, parental involvement efforts, and lists of children's books promoting math concepts.
Review
I like how each chapter covers naturalistic, informal, and structured experiences to reinforce what is learned at the beginning of the text. It is also very important for preschool teachers to understand the difference of those experiences and know which are more developmentally appropriate for young children.
Synopsis
Experiences in Math for Young Children focuses on the integration of mathematics with other content areas in accordance with the guidelines and standards of NCTM and NAEYC. Developed specifically for educators of children from birth through age eight, particular emphasis has been placed on instructional and evaluation strategies as well as developmentally appropriate assessment tasks to fit the national movement calling for authentic assessment. Each math concept is presented in a web that provides a picture of how it might be integrated with music and movement, language and visual arts, science, and social students. Problem solving is stressed as an integral part of constructing concepts with a balance of naturalistic, informal, and structured activities and experiences. A wealth of resources gives educators further tools for helping young children master mathematic skills. These include guidance in establishing learning centers, Web sites for further reading, active approaches to mathematics, parental involvement efforts, and lists of children's books promoting math concepts.
About the Author
Rosalind Charlesworth is Professor Emerita and Retired Department Chair in the Department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. During her tenure at Weber State University, she worked with the faculty of the Department of Teacher Education to develop continuity from preprimary to primary school for students in the early childhood education licensure program. She continues to contribute to the elementary mathematics methods class.
Table of Contents
Section I: Connect Development in Mathematics. Unit 1: How Concepts Develop in Mathematics. Unit 2: How Concepts are Acquired. Unit 3: Promoting Young Children's Concept Development Through Problem Solving. Unit 4: Assessing Young Children's Developmental Level. Section II: Fundamental Concepts and Skills. Unit 5: One-to-One Correspondence. Unit 6: Number Sense and Counting. Unit 7: Logic and Classifying. Unit 8: Comparing. Unit 9: Early Geometry: Shape. Unit 10: Early Geometry: Spatial Sense. Unit 11: Parts and Wholes. Unit 12: Language and Concept Formation. Section III: Applying Fundamental Concepts, Attitudes and Skills. Unit 13: Ordering, Seriation, and Patterning. Unit 14: Measurement: Volume, Weight, Length, and Temperature. Unit 15: Measurement: Time. Unit 16: Interpreting Data Using Graphs. Unit 17: Integrating the Curriculum through Dramatic Play and Thematic Units and Projects. Section IV: Symbols and Higher-Level Activities. Unit 18: Symbols. Unit 19: Groups and Symbols. Unit 20: Higher-Level Activities and Concepts. Section V: Mathematics Concepts and Operations for the Primary Grades. Unit 21: Operations with Whole Numbers. Unit 22: Patterns. Unit 23: Fractions. Unit 24: Numbers Above Ten and Place Value. Unit 25: Geometry, Data Collection, and Algebraic Thinking. Unit 26: Measurement with Standard Units. Section VI: The Math Environment. Unit 27: Materials and Resources for Math. Unit 28: Math in action. Unit 29: Math in the Home. Appendix A: Developmental Assessment Tasks. Appendix B: Children's Books, Software and Web Sites with Math Concepts. Glossary.