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an: 2003e.03812
au: Casey, Beth
ti: Mathematics problem-solving adventures: A language-arts-based supplementary
series for early childhood that focuses on spatial sense.
so: 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).
py: 2004
pu: Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
la: EN
cc: C51 D31 D41 D51
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ab: 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, â€™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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