History


Help on query formulation
Sorting and patterning in kindergarten: from activities to assessment. (English)
Teach. Child. Math. 12, No. 5, 236-241 (2006).
From the text: According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the main purpose of assessing young children is to identify their strengths and specific needs. Assessment principles for early childhood mathematics include observing and listening, and using multiple sources of evidence so that the teacher can determine her students’ learning and development of mathematical concepts. This article describes the context of one kindergarten classroom’s exploration of the mathematical concepts of sorting, classifying, and patterning. A classroom teacher and a university professor worked together to provide a discussion of developmentally appropriate activities and assessment strategies offering readers an alternative to worksheets.
Classification: D61 D41
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!