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Ch 20: Early Childhood Math Concepts

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Top instructors in this chapter have developed short lessons you can review to boost your knowledge of early childhood math concepts. Enhance your preparations for an upcoming test by studying the lessons and checking your comprehension using mini-quizzes and a practice exam.

Early Childhood Math Concepts - Chapter Summary

This chapter makes your study of early childhood math concepts entertaining and effective! Enjoy engaging examinations of ways to solve word problems, perform basic operations with measurements, develop and evaluate inferences from data and much more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Use estimation to solve mathematical problems
  • Define and share examples of the order of operations in math
  • Describe standard units of measurement for weight, time, length and capacity
  • Identify and discuss basic geometrical shapes
  • Share the definition of mathematical patterns and explain how to recognize and solve them
  • Interpret graphs, tables and charts
  • Understand and discuss the steps used to solve an equation
  • Explain how math is used in everyday life

Feel free to access these lessons anytime using any smartphone, tablet or computer that connects to the Internet. This flexibility lets you study whenever and wherever your schedule permits. When ready, check your knowledge of the lessons by taking short quizzes and our practice exam. Any questions that arise while studying this chapter can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard.

11 Lessons in Chapter 20: Early Childhood Math Concepts
Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

1. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.

Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

2. Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

Estimating is a method of calculating a result that is close to, but not exactly, the correct answer to a math problem. Why would you ever need to do this? This lesson reviews estimating and answers the question as to why you would do it.

What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

3. What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

The order of operations is the steps used to simplify any mathematical expression. In this video, learn how to solve problems using these steps and easy tricks to remember them.

Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

4. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

5. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.

Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry

6. Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry

Watch this video lesson to learn about some basic shapes in geometry. These are the shapes that you will come across most often in math. Watch as triangles, rectangles, pentagons, and circles come by.

Recognizing and Solving Mathematical Patterns

7. Recognizing and Solving Mathematical Patterns

Patterns show up in the world around us on a daily basis. In this lesson, we will define mathematical patterns and look at recognizing and solving these patterns. We will examine examples to solidify our understanding of this process.

Interpreting Charts, Graphs & Tables

8. Interpreting Charts, Graphs & Tables

Important information in the business and scientific world is often presented in various visual aids. In this lesson, we will discuss how to read and interpret charts, graphs, and tables.

Understanding the Steps in Solving an Equation

9. Understanding the Steps in Solving an Equation

Sometimes it seems like math rules are just trying to make our lives difficult! In this lesson, we will discuss how to understand and support the steps we take when we solve equations.

Developing & Evaluating Inferences From Data

10. Developing & Evaluating Inferences From Data

In this lesson, we will look at what it means to make inferences and how to use data to inform those inferences. We will also look at how to determine if your data is a valid and reliable sources of information from which to develop accurate inferences.

Using Math in Everyday Life

11. Using Math in Everyday Life

While not everyone loves math, it is extremely useful. Learn about just a few of the dozens of ways that math can be used in everyday life: for money matters, to improve decision-making, and in many other little ways.

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