Mathematics Assessment Strategies in Early Childhood


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What is an assessment?

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1. Which of the following is a math skill that 3- and 4-year-olds know?

2. You are assessing a 4-year-old young child's number knowledge. You ask the young child to count 1 through 5. The child starts to count one, two, and he stops. What do you gather from this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In early childhood education, there are different strategies used to assess a child's math abilities. The quiz and worksheet help gauge your knowledge of these strategies, including how to assess counting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet help check your knowledge of:

  • The meaning of the term assessment
  • An assessment that can be used to assess counting
  • Math skill used when children are asked which item is bigger and which one is smaller
  • A math skill that 3- and 4-year-olds know

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why a child counting from 1 through 5 might stop at 2
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on mathematics assessment strategies
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of an assessment and what it tries to achieve for children

Additional Learning

Explore the lesson called Mathematics Assessment Strategies in Early Childhood to review more of these strategies at your own pace. Other topics you can address include:

  • When math learning begins
  • Why math assessment is important for preschool teachers
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