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Title: TEACHING MATH TO YOUNG CHILDREN


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TEACHING MATH TO YOUNG CHILDREN
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To start.
  • have a positive attitude

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TEACHING MATH
  • MATH CONCEPTS SHOULD BE CONCRETE MANIPULATIVE
  • CONSIDER PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
  • CONSIDER CHILDRENS INTERESTS
  • HELP CHILDREN WITH NEW VOCABULARY
  • SOCIAL INTERACTION IS IMPORTANT TOO!

4
CONCEPTS
  • What are numbers?
  • Rote counting
  • Identify symbols
  • Count objects
  • Tell how many

5
Counting
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd then have them reverse it
  • Big, bigger, biggest

6
Measure up
  • Measurement comparisons
  • Measuring units inch, pound, quart

7
Getting Around
  • Spatial relations
  • Maps
  • Follow directions

8
Patterning
  • Repeat growing patterns
  • Logical reasoning
  • Eliminate ones that are different

9
Seriating
  • Size relationships
  • From tall to short

10
Classification
  • Sort boys/girls
  • Sort children by hair color
  • Sort different types of animals

11
Sequencing
  • Sequence the order of pictures in a story

12
Symmetry
  • Fold and color lines of symmetry
  • Use mirror to draw

13
Shapes
  • 2 3 dimension
  • Shape identification
  • Spheres, cubes, rectangular, prisms, cylinder
    (use correct names)

14
Shapes continued
  • Pictures of shapes need name written on it
    (language development)
  • Play game move of spaces of the of sides
    (circle0)

15
Money
  • Children can start to identify coins
  • Playing store helps children gain a sense of the
    cost of things

16
Time
  • Children can start to read a clock
  • Time concepts must relate to their world
  • The length of their favorite TV show

17
Statistics Probability
  • Graph types of bugs found, growth of plants, etc.
  • Predict how many flowers will bloom from seeds
    planted.

18
WHAT ABOUT CALCULATORS COMPUTERS
  • Children should be allowed to explore
    calculators.
  • But solving the problem should be the focus

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Time to Play!
  • Go to the various stations and play with the
    different math activities.
  • Write down what the activity is at the station
    and how you could use it in a preschool lesson
  • (possible themes, how could you change the
    activity, what will the child learn?)
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