Copyright

Ch 16: Teaching Numbers in Early Childhood Education

About This Chapter

This chapter breaks down key topics and strategies to consider when teaching numbers in early childhood education. You'll review key terminology while exploring methods of solving related problems and instructing students who are developing these skills.

Teaching Numbers in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter looks into topics that are relevant to the teaching of mathematics in early childhood education. You'll shore up your knowledge of fundamental terms and operations key to navigating this subject area while adding helpful tools to your teaching tool belt. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Teaching early numeracy
  • Real and rational numbers
  • Using the number line
  • Rounding whole numbers
  • Defining and exemplifying place value
  • Writing numerical expressions

The practice quizzes attached to each of these lessons can be used to keep tabs on your understanding along the way, with a practice final exam at the chapter's end allowing for a more complete evaluation of your knowledge. And if at any point you're having trouble, you can always reach out to our professional instructors for assistance through the teacher or help tab.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Teaching Numbers in Early Childhood Education
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Strategies for Teaching Early Numeracy Skills

1. Strategies for Teaching Early Numeracy Skills

One part of teaching young children is preparing them to understand mathematics. This means learning how numbers work and how they relate to one another. This lesson gives you some ideas for teaching early numeracy skills to children.

What are Real Numbers? - Definition & Properties

2. What are Real Numbers? - Definition & Properties

There are many definitions of real numbers, but they all lead to the same conclusion. Real numbers are numbers that have a measurable value. Learn more about real numbers with some examples and a quiz to test your knowledge.

What are Rational Numbers? - Definition & Examples

3. What are Rational Numbers? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about rational numbers and their characteristics. We'll discover what they are, what they aren't and how to distinguish them from other types of numbers.

Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

4. Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how useful the number line can be when you need to compare two different numbers, be they whole numbers, decimals or even fractions. Learn how to plot these numbers on the number line so you can compare them.

How to Round Whole Numbers

5. How to Round Whole Numbers

View this lesson to learn how you can round whole numbers. Practice rounding to the nearest tens and hundreds. Learn which digit you need to look at to know whether to round up or down.

What is Place Value? - Definition & Examples

6. What is Place Value? - Definition & Examples

Every digit in a number has a place value. In this lesson, through definition and example, we will learn what a place value is and how to find the place value of a specific digit. At the end of the lesson, you can continue practicing with a quiz.

How to Write a Numerical Expression? - Definition & Examples

7. How to Write a Numerical Expression? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will be given the definition of a numerical expression and learn how to write one. You will be provided with plenty of examples to clearly illustrate this important mathematical concept.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the NYSTCE Multi-Subject - Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)(211/212/245): Practice & Study Guide course

Support