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Ch 14: Mathematical Concepts in Early Childhood

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Complete the lessons and assessments of this chapter to discover how children can develop a firm understanding of mathematical concepts. This chapter includes lessons on the number line, arithmetic with whole numbers, units of measurement, mathematical patterns, mathematical vocabulary and basic data analysis.

Mathematical Concepts in Early Childhood - Chapter Summary

The lessons of this chapter will cover some of the ways in which children can learn basic mathematical concepts. They have been put together by our expert instructors to provide you with a quick and efficient way to review different mathematical tools, vocabulary and operations essential to developing a mathematical understanding. When you've completed this chapter, you could know more about:

  • Number lines and the ordering of real numbers
  • Arithmetic operations with whole and real numbers
  • Standard and non-standard units of measurement
  • Basic geometric shapes and algebraic vocabulary
  • Techniques used to recognize patterns
  • Sorting by attributes
  • Organizing and interpreting data
  • Constructing and using graphs

Each lesson is mobile-device compatible, so that you can fit it into a busy schedule and not have to worry about setting aside time to spend in front of your computer. Lessons also come with quizzes that will help you discover topics you don't understand. To improve your comprehension of these topics, re-review the lessons, or ask our instructors for assistance using the teacher tabs.

12 Lessons in Chapter 14: Mathematical Concepts in Early Childhood
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What Is a Number Line?

1. What Is a Number Line?

A number line is a visual representation of all real numbers. In this lesson, we'll learn how to identify points on a number line. We'll also practice addition and subtraction, letting the number line do all the hard work.

The Order of Real Numbers: Inequalities

2. The Order of Real Numbers: Inequalities

An inequality is an operation describing how one number can be compared to another. This lesson will describe and define inequalities and the symbols used to represent them. It will also give some examples on how to work with inequalities.

Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

3. Arithmetic with Whole Numbers

There are four basic mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These four operations are used in a wide range of everyday skills and are the fundamental blocks of arithmetic.

Teaching Standard & Nonstandard Units of Measurement

4. Teaching Standard & Nonstandard Units of Measurement

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

Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry

5. 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.

Algebra Vocabulary Terms

6. Algebra Vocabulary Terms

Watch this video lesson to learn about some basic vocabulary words that you will come across again and again in the course of your studies in algebra. After you finish this video, you should know and be able to identify each term.

Recognizing & Generalizing Patterns in Math

7. 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.

Recognizing Patterns of Object & Sorting by Attributes

8. Recognizing Patterns of Object & Sorting by Attributes

Recognizing patterns of objects and sorting by their attributes opens the door to real world problem solving and reasoning skills. Patterns are used in Math at all skill levels, from the very basic sorting of colors and shapes to higher level STEM related concepts.

What is Probability in Math? - Definition & Overview

9. What is Probability in Math? - Definition & Overview

Remember throwing a quarter and calling out heads or tails? Learn what this has to do with probability. Also learn how you can use your newly-learned skills from this lesson to help you decide whether you should play heads or tails at all!

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

10. 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.

Data Analysis: Purpose & Steps

11. Data Analysis: Purpose & Steps

In this lesson, the student will learn what is data analysis, the purpose of data analysis, and the steps to conduct a data analysis. Also in this lesson, the student will learn how to organize, interpret, and represent data.

How to Construct Graphs from Data

12. How to Construct Graphs from Data

This video describes how to create a line graph and explains the four main parts that graphs need to contain: 1. previously collected data, 2. picture representations, 3. use of the correct graph type, and 4. labels. This lesson also covers dependent and independent variables.

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