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Ch 15: Math Instruction & Assessment in Early Childhood

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to improve your understanding of various strategies and methods used to teach early childhood math, as well as various ways to assess your students' mathematical knowledge.

Math Instruction & Assessment in Early Childhood - Chapter Summary

The lessons that make up this chapter were assembled to help you reinforce your understanding of various ways to teach and assess young students' math skills and knowledge. It covers important elements of common core math, differentiated math instruction and guided instruction. Some key topics of these lessons include:

  • Common Core math and its eight standards of mathematical practice
  • Strategies and methods for teaching and assessing math skills
  • Strategies for differentiated math instruction
  • Teaching math vocabulary and facts
  • Fostering numeration and number sense in children
  • Teaching about measurements, area and perimeter
  • Guided math instruction
  • Different types of math assessments and data sources

If you are feeling short on time, don't forget that these lessons can be completed on any Internet-ready mobile device. After finishing each lesson, you will have an opportunity to test your understanding of the topics by taking the lesson quizzes. Use your quiz results to discover topics you may want to study more.

14 Lessons in Chapter 15: Math Instruction & Assessment in Early Childhood
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The Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice for Common Core

1. The Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice for Common Core

How do we know if our students are mastering essential mathematical concepts? Common Core seeks to streamline teaching. This lesson will explore the eight standards of mathematical practice set forth by Common Core.

Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies

2. Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies

Teachers play an important role in fostering mathematics skills. In this lesson, learn some good ways to teach math methods and problem-solving strategies.

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.

How to Differentiate Math Instruction

4. 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.

How to Teach Math Vocabulary

5. How to Teach Math Vocabulary

This lesson will highlight ways in which you can teach math vocabulary to your students. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge about math-related teaching strategies.

How to Teach Math Facts to Kids

6. 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.

Teaching Numeration & Number Sense to Children

7. 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.

Using Measurement Throughout Math Curriculum

8. Using Measurement Throughout Math Curriculum

Teaching measurement as part of ongoing instruction is important in both an academic and in a practical sense. In this lesson we will discuss various examples of activities to incorporate measurement into the curriculum.

Teaching Area and Perimeter

9. Teaching Area and Perimeter

Although students may not believe it, finding the area and perimeter of different shapes and objects can be fun. This lesson will provide strategies and examples for teaching these concepts to your students.

Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math

10. Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math

Perhaps the most powerful thing we can do for students is to teach them to think for themselves. In this lesson, we'll explore how to teach using your students' natural problem-solving abilities to learn mathematics.

Teaching Math to ELL Students

11. Teaching Math to ELL Students

Teaching math to ELL students can be challenging but fun for any educator. This lesson provides information about English language learners, provides suggestions for the class environment, and offers new math-teaching strategies.

Screening & Assisting At-Risk Math Students

12. Screening & Assisting At-Risk Math Students

In this lesson we discuss methods for screening all math students and then assisting those who are struggling. This includes reviewing a look at strategies used by educators to improve the mathematical abilities of students.

Guided Math as Differentiated Instruction

13. Guided Math as Differentiated Instruction

Teaching math concepts to students at different levels of understanding can be challenging. This lesson defines guided math and differentiated instruction, and describes how to incorporate the concepts into classroom lessons.

Using Multiple Data Sources for Assessments

14. Using Multiple Data Sources for Assessments

What is the best way for teachers to assess their students' knowledge and skills? In this lesson, we'll discuss different types of assessments and why using multiple data sources to assess learning is best for students and teachers alike.

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