Engaging Preschoolers in Mathematics is a guide for teachers and childcare professionals working at the Pre-K level that focuses on engagement with the process standards written by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. You will learn how to support young children mathematically, use developmentally appropriate mathematical language, and integrate learning activities into your classroom routines that support mathematical content standards. Examples of literacy activities that connect with math are provided throughout the book, as well as learning activities that extend beyond the classroom.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Applying the Mathematical Process Standards Chapter 2: Establishing Problem Solving Routines to Promote Number Sense Chapter 3: Establishing Problem Solving Routines to Promote Patterns and Number Relationships Chapter 4: Establishing Problem Solving Routines to Promote Measurement Chapter 5: Establishing Problem Solving Routines to Promote Concepts of Geometry
Dr. Jeanne White has been an educator since 1992 when she began teaching elementary school in the south suburbs of Chicago. She is the Director of the Teacher Leadership Graduate Programs at Elmhurst College and teaches math methods courses for early childhood and elementary teacher candidates.
Dr. Linda Dauksas has been teaching and leading programs for young children and families for over thirty-five years. She is the Director of the Early Childhood and Special Education programs at Elmhurst College and teaches assessment and methods courses for early childhood, elementary and special education teacher candidates.
"This is a must-have book for all early childhood educators! White and Dauksas do a seamless job addressing practical strategies and solutions to help teachers of young learners embed authentic mathematical learning approaches into learning centers, daily activities, and routines. They make a strong case for incorporating various math concepts through in-depth lesson plans, children’s literature, and tips to engage families for extending math at home. This book should be part of every teacher’s reference library."
—Amanda Montes, Early Childhood Educator, M.Ed.
"Dr. White and Dr. Dauksas have written a book that brings research into the classroom: Engaging Preschoolers in Mathematics is filled with useful knowledge as well as real world examples that are applicable to classrooms. The inclusion of center designs using common materials brings attainability to all the mathematical concepts in any early childhood setting, and the authors have reduced the planning time necessary for teachers by allowing for examples of each concept by center. This is a practice guide to mathematics."
—Kali Goldberg, Early Childhood Educator