As a dedicated early childhood teacher, you will aim to provide an environment where students make new discoveries and test their limits. But when it comes to teaching developmentally appropriate maths concepts, you might welcome help from an expert with teaching experience based on the latest research on math learning.
Math at Their Own Pace offers a series of predesigned, inexpensive activities that you can create and place "on the shelf" for children to use when they are developmentally ready and interested, or for use during free maths game play sessions that are becoming so popular in our early childhood classrooms and provide so much opportunity for theory testing, social interaction and cooperation.
Math at Their Own Pace covers:
- Awareness of stable quantities and emergence of counting skills
- Recognizing and writing the numerals 0 though 9
- Counting to 10 and beyond
- Emergence of whole-part awareness
Greg Nelson, PhD, is a professor of early childhood education at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and has been a lead teacher in a Montessori program. He holds a PhD in educational psychology, human development, and cognition.