February 19, 2020
In her presentation “Cognition and Early Childhood Numeracy: How Number Concepts are Built and Why Input Matters,” Kelly Mix bridged research and practice in her discussion of math language and learning.
At Promising Math 2019, Kelly Mix gave a talk about how language promotes the development of numerical cognition in young children. Dr. Mix is the Chair of the Human Development and Quantitative Methodologies department at the University of Maryland.
Early Mathematics Learning in Family and Community Contexts was the 2019 topic of the Promising Math biennial conference. Framing the event were three plenary presentations that brought cognitive, contextual, and collaborative lenses to the topic.…
Omo Moses, founder of MathTalk, and his colleague, Keith Griffin discuss how they connected over basketball and went on to find local, culturally-relevant ways to engage families in math learning in their own neighborhood.
To encourage and develop children’s counting knowledge, here are eight books (with an accompanying download) that are common to preschool classrooms.
Children look for ways to organize and make sense of their world through play at school and home, as well as at clean-up time. Sorting items into groups by specific attributes gives children the opportunity to define sets according to a rule of what does and does not belong together.
Children love to count. Counting helps them make sense of the world and to find out how many of some. With time and practice, children develop an understanding of the “rules” or principles of counting.
There are all kinds of things to count in pre-k to second grade classrooms. Counting Collections is an activity that develops the Big Ideas of number sense and counting, such as cardinality, one-to-one correspondence, and unitizing.
Books, games, and routines are a natural entry point for math fun in the early years. A new book tells how to tap into children's curiosity to explore the math that is found in everyday life and in play.
Cumulative tales and rhymes illustrate growing patterns, typically an increase or decrease by one on each page. As the growing pattern is revealed through the story, children get excited because they can figure out "what comes next."