For Mathematics in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Mathematics Methods courses.
Based on the theories of John Dewey, the constructivist view of children's learning, and current NCTM curriculum guidelines for mathematics, this latest text in the authors’ Active Experiences series provides clear, concise, and usable chapters on NCTM standards for turning mathematical instruction into activities that three- to five-year olds and primary-grade children will find engaging. The experiences included are ideal for use in childcare, preschool, Head Start, and other early learning environments; as well as with early primary-grade pupils. They involve group work, investigations, and projects; are grounded in children's interests and needs; and, build, one upon the other to form a coherent learning curriculum. Additionally, each conforms to the most recent standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
I. THEORY OF ACTIVE EXPERIENCES
1. Experiences and Mathematics in Early Childhood: Theory into Practice
2. Active Children, Active Environments
3. Building Connections to Home and Community Through Active Experiences
4. Experiences, Investigations, and Mathematical Content
II. GUIDES TO ACTIVE EXPERIENCES
5. Developing Ideas of Number and Operations
6. Learning the Basic Concepts of Algebra
7. Learning the Basic Concepts of Geometry
8. Learning the Basic Concepts of Measurement
9. Data Description, Organization, Representation, and Analysis
10. Learning to Problem-Solve