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Ch 19: Early Childhood Mathematics Instruction

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Review essential early childhood math instruction topics with this self-paced study guide chapter. You can use these convenient lessons and quizzes as resources for test preparation, homework help and tutoring.

Early Childhood Mathematics Instruction - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers an overview of early childhood math instruction concepts. Inside the chapter, you'll find a series of short and simple lessons that break down topics like math fluency and mathematical development in young students. You'll also explore a variety of early childhood math teaching strategies. The chapter will show you how to:

  • Trace the development of mathematics knowledge in children
  • Select developmentally appropriate instruction for math
  • Explain the components of math fluency
  • Promote scientific problem solving and logical reasoning in students
  • Teach/assess number recognition
  • Apply elementary math, problem solving, experimental math and basic geometry teaching strategies
  • Teach students about numeration, number sense and standard/nonstandard measurement units

When you're finished with each lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to make sure you fully understand the material. Your course dashboard will keep track of your progress throughout the chapter. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have, and you can access the lessons/quizzes at any time using your computer or mobile device.

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: Early Childhood Mathematics Instruction
Mathematical Development in Children

1. Mathematical Development in Children

Read this lesson, and you'll be surprised at how quickly little children learn about math and how it applies to their little world. You'll learn what to look for at each age.

Developmentally Appropriate Math Instruction

2. Developmentally Appropriate Math Instruction

In this lesson, we will learn developmentally appropriate ways to incorporate math instruction into your classroom. We will learn what it means to be developmentally appropriate, and then provide some effective learning strategies to make this possible in early childhood learning.

Teaching Strategies for Elementary Math

3. Teaching Strategies for Elementary Math

This lesson discusses educational strategies for teaching math at the elementary level. Included are strategies such as cooperative learning, direct instruction, and peer tutoring. All of which can be used by educators to support math instruction.

Experiential Teaching Strategies for Math Concepts

4. Experiential Teaching Strategies for Math Concepts

Learning while doing helps students internalize what they are learning. Experiential methods for math instruction are methods that allow students to experience, or do, while they learn. This lesson covers ideas for how to incorporate experiential learning in your classroom.

What Is Math Fluency? - Definition & Components

5. What Is Math Fluency? - Definition & Components

After reading this lesson, you will understand what it means to be math fluent. Learn that it's not just about memorization, but about understanding, and smoothly and quickly applying math concepts.

Instructional Strategies for Teaching Problem Solving

6. Instructional Strategies for Teaching Problem Solving

Are you looking for strategies designed to teach problem solving and boost student achievement? This lesson offers effective and versatile ideas for teaching problem solving that may be used in almost any K-12 context. Specific examples are provided.

Promoting Logical Reasoning & Scientific Problem Solving in Students

7. Promoting Logical Reasoning & Scientific Problem Solving in Students

Logical reasoning is a practical skill students need to learn in order to be successful in math and science courses. In this lesson, we will look at the challenges to teaching logical reasoning. Additionally, we will look at teaching logic in the context of science.

Teaching & Assessing Number Recognition

8. Teaching & Assessing Number Recognition

Children need visual and tactile experiences with numbers in order to recognize them. Recognizing numbers in the environment, visual discrimination, developing one to one correspondence, and subitizing will be addressed in this lesson.

Teaching Numeration & Number Sense to Children

9. Teaching Numeration & Number Sense to Children

Number sense relies on background knowledge that is built up over time. Learn more about how to build a connection between numeration and number sense when teaching children at the elementary level.

Teaching Strategies for Basic Geometry

10. Teaching Strategies for Basic Geometry

Geometry is an area of mathematics that lends itself well to visual and kinesthetic activities. In this lesson, we will discuss strategies and techniques for teaching basic geometry.

Teaching Standard & Nonstandard Units of Measurement

11. Teaching Standard & Nonstandard Units of Measurement

In this lesson, we will learn how measuring with nonstandard units can prepare students to understand conversions once they begin using standard units of measure.

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