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Big Ideas of Early Mathematics: What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know, CourseSmart eTextbook

By - The Early Math Collaborative- Erikson Insititute

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 3, 2013

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Here are the “Big Ideas” in early mathematics—from an outstanding team of devoted early childhood specialists! In this unique guide, classroom teachers, coaches, curriculum coordinators, college students, and teacher educators get a practical look at the foundational concepts and skills of early mathematics, and see how to implement them in their early childhood classrooms.


Big Ideas of Early Mathematics presents the skills educators need to organize for mathematics teaching and learning during the early years. For teachers of children ages three through six, the book provides foundations for further mathematics learning and helps facilitate long-term mathematical understanding.

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Chapter 1

          SETS:  Using Attributes to Make Collections


Chapter 2

          NUMBER SENSE:  Developing a Meaningful Sense of Quantity


Chapter 3

          COUNTING:  More than Just 1, 2, 3


Chapter 4

          NUMBER OPERATIONS: Every Operation Tells a Story


Chapter 5

        PATTERN:  Recognizing Repetition and Regularity


Chapter 6

          MEASUREMENT:  Making Fair Comparisons


Chapter 7

          DATA ANALYSIS: Asking Questions and Finding Answers


Chapter 8

          SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS:  Mapping the World Around Us


Chapter 9

          SHAPE: Developing Definitions




Appendix A            Big Ideas Charts

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$16.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-296247-6