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\iteman{ZMATH 2003e.03812}
\itemau{Casey, Beth}
\itemti{Mathematics problem-solving adventures: A language-arts-based supplementary series for early childhood that focuses on spatial sense.}
\itemso{Clements, Douglas H. et al., Engaging young children in mathematics: Standards for early childhood mathematics education. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum (ISBN 978-0-8058-4210-4/hbk; 978-0-8058-4534-1/pbk). Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series, 377-389 (2004).}
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Two key elements of this 6-book early childhood mathematics series are summarized as follows: Through math story sagas, these mathematics-language arts materials make use of an oral-storytelling tradition to provide context, continuity, and motivation for the learning of early mathematical concepts. Using this oral-storytelling approach, the stories and math activities have been designed to address gender, racial/ethnic, and cognitive equity issues. A major thrust of the present mathematics program is to introduce both spatial and linguistic-based mathematical thinking during the early childhood years, right at the point when students have their first contact with mathematics as a formal discipline. These supplementary materials are specifically designed to provide young learners with rich opportunities to develop their visualization and spatial reasoning skills when solving mathematics problems. The chapter is divided into the sections: The major elements of this early childhood supplementary mathematics series, 'round the rug math; Rationale for the use of oral storytelling as the medium for teaching mathematics to young children; The language arts skills acquired through these materials; Rationale for the focus on spatial sense in the teaching of mathematics of young children; Family and caregiver involvement; Overview of the mathematics content covered in this series; Addressing the NCTM standards.
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