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Ch 12: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Foundations of Math

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Explore the foundations of math in order to be ready for possible questions on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam. View this chapter's topics through engaging video lessons and take the self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge of the information.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Foundations of Math - Chapter Summary

Preparing for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam in mathematics involves ensuring understanding of basic mathematical terms and functions and how to teach them. In this chapter, you will view lessons on the different types of numbers, how to teach kids to count, teaching strategies for number systems and more. Completing this chapter will enable you to:

  • Identify activities for studying patterns and relationships in mathematics
  • Explain how to teach number recognition, numeration and number sense to children
  • Define cardinal and ordinal numbers
  • Outline how to sort by attributes

Each of the short video lessons arms you with ways to measure, calculate or define mathematical items. The experienced instructors teach the material in colorful and fun styles so that you can remember the information more easily for the test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 12: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Foundations of Math
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Teaching Kids How to Count

1. Teaching Kids How to Count

In this lesson, discover how children learn to count. The stages of stable order, one-to-one correspondence, cardinality, and order irrelevance will be discussed, and instructional strategies for how to teach each will also be covered.

Teaching & Assessing Number Recognition

2. 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

3. 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 Number Systems & Sequences

4. 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.

What Are Cardinal Numbers? - Definition & Examples

5. What Are Cardinal Numbers? - Definition & Examples

Have you ever heard numbers called cardinal numbers? Have you wondered what that means? This lesson will explain what they are and also give some examples.

What is an Ordinal Number? - Definition & Example

6. What is an Ordinal Number? - Definition & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn what ordinal numbers are, what they're useful for, and see examples of how they're used. We'll also look at the different ways to write ordinal numbers.

What are the Different Types of Numbers?

7. 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.

Activities for Studying Patterns & Relationships in Math

8. Activities for Studying Patterns & Relationships in Math

Did you know that math patterns and relationships can be taught in the classroom using simple things such as beads? Learn how in this lesson, along with how little items such as paperclips can be used to teach relationships.

Recognizing Patterns of Object & Sorting by Attributes

9. 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.

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