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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Advancing Equity: Playful Ways to Extend Math Learning at Home

Giving young children lots of meaningful and enriching math experiences, both in school and at home, can build a firm foundation for later math learning.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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Young Children
November 1, 2018

Viewpoint. Finding Joy in Kindergarten Mathematics

Research with young learners indicates that a positive attitude about math matters just as much as IQ because it enhances memory and allows children to engage in problem-solving.

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Authored by: Lauren Solarski
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Mathematical Masterpieces: Exploring Math through Art

There are so many possibilities for math in preschool classrooms. Here are some ideas to inspire you!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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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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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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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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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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