This instructional video shows early childhood educators how to present age-appropriate mathematical knowledge in ways that really add up. In the Erikson Institute's Early Mathematics Education Project, experts explore methods of teaching both in formal instruction and in the context of informal activities. Lessons go beyond counting and shape-recognition, emphasizing how mathematical competence and literacy development go hand-in-hand to build a child's educational foundation.
The experts who put this video together also debunk common misconceptions about teaching mathematics to preschoolers. For example, math shouldn't be taught as a set of isolated skills. Lessons should center on comparisons and quantities. Contrary to popular thought, even young children are capable of mastering some abstract ideas.
The video presents footage from a variety of educational settings- Chicago-area pre-K classrooms in a public school, a Headstart program, and a private suburban school- to demonstrate how these concepts can be successfully applied across different demographics.
This valuable "how-to" guide also includes links to printables and other online resources teachers can use to supplement their math lessons. Educators who graduate from traditional liberal arts programs may be uncertain about how to enforce mathematical principles. This resource will prove helpful not only for classroom teachers, but for homeschooling parents, too.
Principles are clearly explained, with practical ways to implement them in the classroom. Instructional models and discussions are presented in entertaining formats, motivating teachers to use them in their own classrooms.
Additionally, this helpful tool was developed in accordance with well-established, widely-accepted frameworks and standards for early childhood academic achievement.Building Mathematical Competencies in Early Childhood
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-0-81608-626-9
- Run Time: 37 minutes
- Copyright Date: ©2012
- Closed Captioned