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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Exploring Children’s Thinking About Data

In this excerpt of our book The Young Child and Mathematics, third edition, we showcase children’s thinking about data as a teacher engages her preschoolers in a data-centric activity.

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Authored by: Angela Chan Turrou Nicholas C. Johnson Megan L. Franke
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Make Picture Books Count: Effective Ways to Integrate Math and Literacy

This article pairs books from a variety of social and cultural perspectives with activities that meld literacy and math concepts related to counting, shapes, measurement, classifying, and patterning.

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Authored by: Carrie S. Cutler
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

9X. Grow in Confidence as an Early Math Teacher

Many early childhood educators do not feel adequately prepared and confident in teaching math. Here are nine ideas you can use to grow in confidence as an intentional math teacher.

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Authored by: Anita Kumar
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Promoting Spatial Orientation: A Math Activity for Teachers and Families

The following classroom activity and its home extension include step-by-step instructions and sample questions to promote conversations about spatial orientation to build children’s reasoning processes and spatial terminology.

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Authored by: Lindsey Perry Eloise Aniag Kuehnert Leanne Ketterlin Geller
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 15, No. 3
April 1, 2022

Spring 2022

A Focus on Math
This issue of Teaching Young Children is packed with suggestions to make math meaningful, engaging, and playful for young children.
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Intentional Teaching Moments: Supporting Executive Function Development and Early Mathematics Through a Geometry Activity

Enhanced by math activities, higher-order mental skills and abilities serve as the behind-the-scenes machinery that facilitates young children’s ability to engage in and demonstrate their learning competency.

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Authored by: Holland W. Banse Douglas H. Clements Julie Sarama Crystal Day-Hess Marisa Simoni Candace Joswick
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A young child copies designs of various geometric shapes on a piece of paper.
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Young Children
March 1, 2018

De copiar diseños a las matemáticas en el aula de educación inicial

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Anthony (Tony) I. Byers Elizabeth (Beth) A. Cottone Claire E. Cameron
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A young child copies designs of various geometric shapes on a piece of paper.
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Young Children
March 1, 2018

早教课堂上的 从图形重现到数学 From Design Copying to Mathematics in the Early Childhood Classroom

如果一个孩子都能临摹正方形了,那我为什么还要担心呢?如此微不足道的任务能暴露什么问题呢?现在,通过回顾研究,我明白图形重现是一种基本的技能,对于我们如何培养幼儿的数学知识和能力具有相当大的影响。

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Authored by: Anthony (Tony) I. Byers Elizabeth (Beth) A. Cottone Claire E. Cameron
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Higher-Order Thinking Bundle (On Demand)

Make your teaching more intentional and engaging with this collection of higher-order thinking modules that brings together three of NAEYC’s popular modules into one convenient package.
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Young Children
September 1, 2020

Teaching Fractions to Young Children

In this article, we first review research on proportional reasoning, as this skill is closely related to understanding fraction magnitudes.

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Authored by: Jing Tian Elizabeth Gunderson
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Young Children
September 1, 2020

Screencasts Support Early Learning in Math

Our findings suggest that using screencasting apps can provide more equitable learning opportunities as teachers require all students to justify their mathematical ideas.

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Authored by: Shannon Larsen Kelly K. McCormick
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