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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Encouraging Persistence and Positive Attitudes toward Math

Here are some ideas for creating a classroom culture that encourages positive feelings toward math, values hard work, and supports children in tackling challenges head-on.

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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Play Games, Learn Math! Pattern Block Puzzles

Children learn about shapes by playing with them and manipulating them. The games in this article guide children’s learning as they do both.

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Authored by: Kristen E. Reed, Jessica Mercer Young
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Math

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on learning math at home!
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Play Games, Learn Math! Two Numbers: Games with Cards and Dice

Developmentally appropriate math games are playful and interactive, engaging children’s attention and sparking their curiosity. Activities that tap into this natural enthusiasm promote strong mathematical thinking.

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Authored by: Kristen E. Reed, Jessica Mercer Young
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HOT Tinkering

This interactive online module provides preschool teachers with strategies to promote children's Higher Order Thinking skills and increase understanding of STEM concepts in the classroom.
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Play Games, Learn Math! Playing with Patterns

Recognizing patterns helps children make sense of the world around them and feel confident because they can predict what comes next.

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Authored by: Kristen E. Reed, Jessica Mercer Young
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Las formas geométricas de todos los días

Los niños pueden aprender mucho acerca de las formas geométricas durante muchas actividades diarias. Las familias pueden ayudar a sus hijos a identificar, crear, nombrar y distinguir formas durante sus rutinas, actividades y conversaciones habituales en c
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