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Ch 20: Fundamentals of Math in Early Education

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Boost your confidence ahead of an important exam with help from this chapter on the fundamentals of math in early education. Our video and text lessons are short, mobile-friendly and created specifically to help you review the topics you need to know for test day.

Fundamentals of Math in Early Education - Chapter Summary

In these informative lessons, you'll review the fundamentals of math in early education. Topics covered in this chapter include mathematical development in children and the different types of numbers. This chapter is designed to help you:

  • Assess and teach number recognition
  • Recognize and generalize patterns in math
  • Teach students to use strategies for number sequences and systems
  • Understand the basic shapes in geometry
  • Use experiential teaching strategies for math concepts
  • Define manipulatives as they're used in education
  • Successfully teach math facts to kids
  • Differentiate math instruction to meet the needs of students

Our professionally designed learning materials are available to you 24 hours a day, so you can study any time it works well for you. To ensure you're on track with what you're learning, utilize the short quizzes after each lesson to check your work. If you have any questions as you move along in the chapter, please reach out to an instructor for help.

10 Lessons in Chapter 20: Fundamentals of Math in Early Education
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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.

What are the Different Types of Numbers?

2. What are the Different Types of Numbers?

Learn all of the different types of numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. This video lesson teaches you how to classify any numbers you come across.

Teaching & Assessing Number Recognition

3. 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.

Recognizing & Generalizing Patterns in Math

4. Recognizing & Generalizing Patterns in Math

Being able to recognize patterns is one of the most important aspects of studying math, and one that has definite advantages in other fields of study. In this lesson, we'll look at how to recognize the most common patterns in math: sequences.

Teaching Strategies for Number Systems & Sequences

5. Teaching Strategies for Number Systems & Sequences

In this lesson, you'll explore several different teaching strategies related to number sense and patterns within our number system to support the development of numeracy skills.

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.

Experiential Teaching Strategies for Math Concepts

7. 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.

Manipulatives in Education: Definition, Examples & Classroom Applications

8. Manipulatives in Education: Definition, Examples & Classroom Applications

Find out what manipulatives are and how they're used in an educational setting. Learn how to apply manipulatives to lessons in your classroom. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

How to Teach Math Facts to Kids

9. How to Teach Math Facts to Kids

Teaching math facts can be a daunting task. Using a variety of instructional strategies, such as music, movement, games, flashcards, foldables, and T-charts, keeps math practice exciting, thus increasing student motivation and memorization.

How to Differentiate Math Instruction

10. How to Differentiate Math Instruction

In today's diverse classrooms, teachers must differentiate their math instruction in order to meet the needs of a variety of learners. This lesson will explain the main principles of and strategies that support the differentiated math classroom.

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