Fun and Fundamental Math for Young Children

Marian Small is available for in-person and online professional development. “Within the first few pages it quickly became apparent that, whether you are a new or veteran teacher, your knowledge and appreciation of and for primary ...

Fun and Fundamental Math for Young Children

Educators of young children who don’t yet know the work of Marian Small are in for a gift—a treasure trove to enhance their teaching and thinking about math. This book focuses on the most important concepts and skills needed to provide early learners (preK–2) with a strong foundation in mathematics, in ways that are fun for both children and educators! For each mathematical concept, professional developer Marian Small provides sample activities and lessons, as well as guidance for using children’s books, games, manipulatives, and electronic devices. This resource also demonstrates how to differentiate instruction using tasks and questions designed to include all students. Like other Marian Small bestsellers, the text features her special brand of lucid explanation of difficult concepts, fresh and engaging teaching examples, troubleshooting tips, and formative assessments. Fun and Fundamental Math for Young Children is separated into special grade level sections for pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. It can be used with any early childhood curriculum or as a stand-alone program in preschools. Marian Small is available for in-person and online professional development. “Within the first few pages it quickly became apparent that, whether you are a new or veteran teacher, your knowledge and appreciation of and for primary mathematics will grow page by page.” —From the Foreword by Graham Fletcher, math specialist, Atlanta, Georgia “Marian Small describes the development of major aspects of children’s mathematical thinking and connects them to many interesting and useful classroom activities.” —Herbert Ginsburg, professor emeritus, Teachers College, Columbia University “I love this book! The ideas are invaluable and the attention to detail is amazing.” —Nicki Newton, math consultant

Math That Matters

MARIAN SMALL is the former dean of education at the University of New
Brunswick. ... Common Core Standards in Math, K–8; Teaching Mathematical
Thinking: Tasks and Questions to Strengthen Practices and Processes; and Fun
and Fundamental Math for Young Children: Building a Strong Foundation in PreK
–Grade 2.

Math That Matters

In this insightful math resource for grades 3–8, popular professional developer Marian Small helps teachers understand and facilitate meaningful assessments to advance student understandings. Small shows new and veteran teachers how to do three fundamental things well: identify the most important math to assess; construct meaningful assessments—both formative and summative—to measure student understanding; and provide students with feedback that is clear, timely, and specific. Examples for each grade level are provided, along with details on how to pose questions, analyze errors, and help students understand and learn from their mistakes. The book provides specific guidance for when and how to offer feedback on both correct and incorrect answers in order to advance students’ mathematical thinking. Like other Marian Small bestsellers, Math That Matters combines her special brand of lucid explanation of difficult concepts with fresh and engaging activities. “Our understanding of the power of assessment to improve learning has deepened significantly in the past two decades. . . . Marian Small draws upon the critical research behind this understanding to explain what effective practice looks like. It is essential reading for all elementary educators and has the potential to profoundly affect the quality of mathematics assessment in our schools.” —From the Foreword by Damian Cooper, president, Plan Teach Assess “Teachers are often clamoring for concise classroom assessments that can capture students’ conceptual understanding. Clamor no more! Math That Matters is a timely response to that need. Marian Small removes the mystery of how to engage students in learning while collecting assessment data that drive next instructional plans.” —Karen Karp, Johns Hopkins University “The beauty of this book is that it is simple enough for brand new teachers and complex enough for experienced teachers. The author offers an amazing gift by linking assessment ideas directly to common state standards.” —Felicia Darling, Santa Rosa Junior College

Zero for Parents and Teachers or Almost All You Need to Know about Mathematics for Young Children

Written by early years educators, this book will offer safe and sympathetic guidance for any reader.

Zero for Parents and Teachers  or  Almost  All You Need to Know about Mathematics for Young Children

Mathematics for Young Children is a book for people who feel nervous or uncertain about teaching maths to young children. If you are anxious and confused about the subject this might just be the book you are looking for! It covers all the basic topics young children need to know about maths. It starts at the beginning and, in an open and friendly way, opens new horizons exploring fundamental ideas you may never have known you never knew. Had you realised that, for example, zero (0) means much more than simply nothing, you might have found yourself enjoying maths at school. The book begins by introducing six young friends who follow us through each chapter, providing a range of fun activities for you and your children to further your mathematical confidence. Written by early years educators, this book will offer safe and sympathetic guidance for any reader.

Marshmallow Math

The book provides many quick, simple, and fun activities for you and your child to do together.

Marshmallow Math

If you are considering this book, you already know how important it is for your child to get a good start in learning math. This book will assist you in teaching your child fundamental number concepts at an early age. Given the importance of early learning, Marshmallow Math begins with number concepts that young children can master before they learn to read and write numbers. The book follows a natural progression of skills that begins with simple counting. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and other mathematical concepts are introduced gradually with each new skill building upon mastered skills. The book also explores other important concepts including sorting and comparing, telling time, spatial awareness, pattern recognition, geometry, measurement, and reasoning. Marshmallow Math provides many quick, simple, and fun activities for you and your child to do together. Hands on learning and mental math are emphasized over written work and traditional exercises. Many of the activities involve the use of counting objects such as marshmallows, pennies, or jellybeans. Having physical objects to look at, pickup, and count helps to make abstract concepts more real for your child. The unique approach set out in Marshmallow Math will help to ensure that your child truly comprehends fundamental number concepts and masters basic math skills. This will give your child both the ability and the confidence to excel in math.

Marshmallow Math Early Math for Young Children

If you are considering this book, you already know how important it is for your child to get a good start in learning math. This book will assist you in teaching your child fundamental number concepts at an early age.

Marshmallow Math  Early Math for Young Children

If you are considering this book, you already know how important it is for your child to get a good start in learning math. This book will assist you in teaching your child fundamental number concepts at an early age. Given the importance of early learning, Marshmallow Math begins with number concepts that young children can master before they learn to read and write numbers. The book follows a natural progression of skills that begins with simple counting. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and other mathematical concepts are introduced gradually with each new skill building upon mastered skills. The book also explores other important concepts including sorting and comparing, telling time, spatial awareness, pattern recognition, geometry, measurement, and reasoning. Marshmallow Math provides many quick, simple, and fun activities for you and your child to do together. Hands–on learning and mental math are emphasized over written work and traditional exercises. Many of the activities involve the use of counting objects such as marshmallows, pennies, or jellybeans. Having physical objects to look at, pickup, and count helps to make abstract concepts more real for your child. The unique approach set out in Marshmallow Math will help to ensure that your child truly comprehends fundamental number concepts and masters basic math skills. This will give your child both the ability and the confidence to excel in math.

Fun and Games Concept Math Book One

This book assists the parents or teachers of young children with math challenges.

Fun and Games Concept Math   Book One

This book assists the parents or teachers of young children with math challenges. Projects, activities, and games promote the fundamental language of numbers in easy to use directions.How children learn numbers may be surprising: movement, song, games, and art promote the understanding of our first number- ONE! This book is easy reading with instructions and conversation starters to encourage interest in the numerals one through six with no pressure. American Sign Language, tips for color blindness, and visually challenged information will guide and enhance the learning experience. There were plenty of instructions and teacher manuals for the one instructor and 16 students that ranged in the beginning to advanced stages for number sense, but what about the youngsters that struggled to comprehend the language of mathematics? - How can we reach these children? - Where was the manual for the one or two whose brains were not connecting values, patterns, or strategy? - Who had those tools? This book is not the end-all but merely the beginning of recognizing the basics of learning using our senses, plus lots of movement and inclusion activities. The S.M.A.R.T. program is aThe Minnesota-born initiative that promotes various movements and motions to create pathways of relationships from the body to the brain. Thank you, Dr. Lyelle Palmer, for your valuable input on this book. I loved watching my students become engaged and looking forward to the next station!

Curriculum for Young Children An Introduction

This book presents basic introductory material on developing and managing curriculum for early childhood education.

Curriculum for Young Children  An Introduction

This book presents basic introductory material on developing and managing curriculum for early childhood education. Designed as a resource for beginning students and as a reference manual for experienced teachers, the text presents focused, sequential coverage on curriculum for young children--excluding potentially confusing details about related topics that are covered in longer books. Discussions cover such important topics as similarities in existing approaches to early childhood education, how to meet children's needs through curriculum, and planning and organizing curriculum. The Second Edition features enhanced standards coverage, increased material on diversity and multiculturalism, video integration, new information on how child development affects curriculum, and more. CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN also helps students and teachers assess the wealth of activity ideas available from other textbooks, resource manuals, and websites. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Math and Science for Young Children

The pizza project: Planning and integrating math standards in project work. In D.
Koralek (Ed.), Spotlight ... children and math. Washington, DC: National
Association for the Education of Young Children, 3 5—42. ... Family fun cooking
with kids.

Math and Science for Young Children

MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Seventh Edition, is a unique reference that focuses on the integration of math and science in early childhood education programs, while addressing the other important areas of child development during the crucial birth-through-eight age range. It also carefully addresses the ever-changing and significant national standards of the following organizations: The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). A valuable resource for the student learner, working professional, and the involved parent, MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Seventh Edition, is the most current volume of information of its kind available on the market today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.