EXPERIENCES IN MATH FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 6th Edition, focuses on the developmental sequence of mathematics for young children and its integration with other content areas. For each mathematics concept presented, Charlesworth provides a picture of how the concept might be incorporated into music and movement, language arts, visual arts, science, and social studies for children from birth through age eight. Early education students learn about problem solving as the major means for constructing concepts with a balance of naturalistic, informal, and structured activities. Students are also prepared to put concepts into action with the assessment, instructional, and evaluation strategies provided in each unit. Finally, the text provides specific information about active approaches to mathematics, materials and resources for setting up learning centers, guidance on parental involvement, and Internet resources.
Table of Contents
Section I: CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN MATHEMATICS.
1. How Concepts Develop in Mathematics.
2. How Concepts Are Acquired.
3. Promoting Young Children’s Concept Development Through Problem Solving.
4. Assessing Young Children’s Developmental Level.
Section II: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND SKILLS.
5. One-to-One Correspondence.
6. Number Sense and Counting.
7. Logic and Classifying.
9. Early Geometry: Shape.
10. Early Geometry: Spatial Sense.
11. Parts and Wholes.
12. Language and Concept Formation.
Section III: APPLYING FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS, ATTITUDES, AND SKILLS.
13. Ordering, Seriation, and Patterning.
14. Measurement: Volume, Weight, Length, and Temperature.
15. Measurement: Time.
16. Interpreting Data Using Graphs.
17. Integrating the Curriculum through Dramatic Play and Thematic Units and Projects. Section IV: SYMBOLS AND HIGHER-LEVEL ACTIVITIES.
19. Groups and Symbols.
20. Higher-Level Activities and Concepts.
Section V: Mathematics Concepts and Operations for the Primary Grades.
21. Operations with Whole Numbers.
24. Numbers Above Ten and Place Value.
25. Geometry, Data Collection, and Algebraic Thinking.
26. Measurement with Standard Units.
Section VI: THE MATH ENVIRONMENT.
27. Materials and Resources for Math.
28. Math in Action.
29. Math in the Home.
Appendix A: Developmental Assessment Tasks.
Appendix B: Children’s Books, Software and Web Sites with Math Concepts.