This free webinar, presented on April 15, 2015, provides an overview of the Teaching Math to Young Children practice guide, with a focus on teaching children to view their world mathematically.
Early childhood and preK teachers, program directors, coordinators, and other practitioners
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Related Archived Workshop
Join us for an introduction to the Teaching Math to Young Children practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. Sharon M. Carver, Ph.D., director of Carnegie Mellon's Children's School and one of the guide's authors, provides an overview of the five evidence-based recommendations in the guide, followed by a more in-depth look at Recommendation 4: Teach children to view and describe their world mathematically.
- Increased familiarity with practical, evidence-based recommendations for teaching math to children ages 3–5
- Better understanding of how to help young children describe mathematical concepts around them through the use of informal and, gradually, formal representations
- Better understanding of how to engage young children in conversations that build math vocabulary
The practice guide is written for teachers, administrators, and other educators interested in helping young children build a strong foundation of math understanding. Each recommendation includes implementation steps, examples, and solutions for overcoming common roadblocks.
The following practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), provides the basis for the webinar.
- Frye, D., Barood, A. J., Burchinal, M., Carver, S. M., Jordan, N. C., & McDowell, J. (2013). Teaching math to young children: A practice guide (NCEE 2014-4005). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE). Retrieved from NCEE website: http://whatworks.ed.gov