- Integrate Math into Daily Activities
- Use the Language of Math
- Assess What Children Understand
- Try It
- Wrap Up
- assessment: an accounting of what learners know using objective evidence. Informal assessment is ongoing as adults monitor young children’s learning each day
- math concepts: early ideas about numbers, counting, shapes, measurement, time, greater than, less than, money
- math language: commonly used math vocabulary, such as more, less, how many in all, fewer, add, take away, number, triangle, square, and circle
- open-ended questions: questions that require critical thinking, invite opinion or explanation, and result in more than a one-word answer
Now you're ready to implement the best practices you’ve learned with the children in your program. Complete the second half of the Self-Assessment to discover how much your skills may have improved.
Congratulations! Whether your progress was subtle or dramatic, you've undoubtedly increased your understanding and strengthened your skills. But this is just the beginning—there are many ways to improve and support your children’s learning experience. Look for more informative self-paced tutorials in the Professional Development section of this website.
For a summary of best practices, download the Best Practices (PDF). To see the standards this module correlates to, download the Standards (PDF).