Series: Focus on the Child

Parts & Wholes with Child 29

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A kindergarten student determines how many bears are in and out of their cave.

Focus on the Child videos are taken from one-on-one interviews with individual children. The interviews are designed to elicit evidence of children’s mathematical thinking. They are not teaching episodes or formal assessments.

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Big Idea

A quantity (whole) can be decomposed into equal or unequal parts; the parts can be composed to form the whole. More

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Big Idea

Sets can be changed by adding items (joining) or by taking some away (separating). More

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Common Core Alignment

Counting and Cardinality More

Foundational Math Concepts

Source: 10-11 Pre-K Training Video • Copyright: © Erikson Institute • Content ID: EMTR061 ①

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    Mary Ann Goodrich

    July 3, 2015 at 1:03pm

    I think the idea of children having conversations with the teacher about how they “know” the concept, shows how their level of understanding. Storytelling is a great tool to use.

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