Engaging Young Children in Mathematics.
Part I of the book outlines five major themes for early childhood math education. Each theme is couched within certain basic assumptions about young children's learning, such as Assumption 2: All children have the interest and ability to engage in mathematical experiences. A rich synthesis of research and theory as well as firm recommendations accompany each theme. The theme on Mathematical Ideas is particularly noteworthy, for it provides specific guidelines for mathematical content as well as developmental guidelines for ages 3 to 7 in each content area. For the millions of teachers who are seeking authentic assessments, these guidelines provide a much-needed, research-based developmental framework.
Part II of the book is divided into five sections that systematically address key issues raised in Part I. Each chapter is written by a collaboration of international scholars and researchers. Several of the authors have written with such fervor that their passionate commitment to the tenets of mathematical thinking and learning will inspire readers. Reviewed by Sudha Swaminathan, Associate Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic
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|Date:||Mar 22, 2005|
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