Active Experiences for Active Children: Mathematics (3e) : 9780132373340

Active Experiences for Active Children: Mathematics (3e)

Seefeldt & Galper
 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780132373340
ISBN 10
 
0132373343
Published
 
04/08/2011
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
192
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$59.99
 
 
 
Description

For Mathematics in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Mathematics Methods courses.

 

 

Presented within a framework of the NCTM standards, constructivist activities with intentional teaching strategies are provided that three- to five-year-olds and primary-grade children will find engaging.  The experiences included are ideal for use in child care, preschool, Head Start, and other early learning environments; as well as with children in kindergarten and the early primary grades. They involve group work, investigations, and projects; are grounded in children's interests and needs; and, build, one upon the other to form a coherent learning curriculum. Additionally, each conforms to the most recent standards of the National Research Council (NRC), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

 

This edition has been thoroughly revised to include updated Home-School Connection features that illustrate various ways to support children’s daily learning of mathematics; more developmentally appropriate and intentional assessment guidance than ever before; research-based guides explaining children’s cognitive and skill development in all math content areas, based on the Learning Trajectories Approach; and a new technology resource found at the end of every chapter.

Table of contents
  • PART ONE     THEORY OF ACTIVE EXPERIENCES
  • 1      Experiences and Mathematics in Early Childhood: Theory into Practice
  • 2      Active Children, Active Environments
  • 3      Building Connections to Home and Community Through Active Experiences
  • 4      Connecting Everyday Experiences with Mathematical Content
  • Part TWO     Guides to Active Experiences
  • 5      Developing Ideas of Number and Operations
  • 6      Learning the Basic Concepts of Algebra
  • 7      Developing Geometric and Spatial Thinking Skills   
  • 8       Learning the Basic Concepts of Measurement
  • 9       Data Description, Organization, Representation, and Analysis
  • 10     Learning to Problem-Solve
  • References
  • Children’s Books
  • Resources
  • Index 
New to this edition
  • NEW! A new author from NIEER, Judi Stevenson-Garcia, brings contemporary classroom experiences and research to this solid and balanced book originally conceptualized by Carol Seefeldt and Alice Galper.

 

  • NEW! To ensure that readers are receiving the most current research and implications for teaching math to young children, this edition features the most up-to date research and recommendations from the National Research Council regarding early childhood math standards, curriculum, assessment, and cognitive development throughout the text.

 

 

  • NEW! This edition provides more developmentally appropriate and intentional assessment guidance than ever before. Detailed instructions for conducting comprehensive assessments, with guidance and suggestions for observing and interviewing children, documenting their learning, and using assessment information to guide instruction are all added to this enhanced content.

 

  • NEW! Features updated, research-based guides explaining children’s cognitive and skill development in all math content areas, based on the Learning Trajectories Approach. Teachers will learn the sequence in which children understand math concepts, thereby making instruction more relevant and meaningful, concrete and practical.

 

  • NEW! In every chapter in Part II of the text, an updated Home-School Connection feature illustrates and exemplifies various ways to support children’s daily learning of mathematics. New reproducible home-school connection communications are included along with recommendations for exploring math concepts at home and in the community, ideas for community-school math activities, communicating children’s learning to family members, and soliciting help from parents or family members to support children’s learning in and out of school.

 

  • NEW! Technology resources, including updated websites and recommendations for using technology to support assessment and instruction, are featured at the completion of every chapter. These technology enhancements provide new avenues for seeking the most current information, current ways to use technology to support young children’s mathematical understanding, and assessment of student progress.

 

  • Part II gives readers the most current resources and learning experiences at their disposal with the addition of updated reviews of relevant children’s literature, including new recommendations for math content areas and new recommended activities based on the literature.
Features & benefits
  • For the Teacher and For the Children sections provide a balance between intentional teaching resources and child-centered learning activities
  • The excellent coverage of important mathematical content for children presents a consistent and well-rounded text.
  • The text includes the most up-to date research and recommendations from the National Research Council.
  • Assessment techniques in the text allow teachers and students to use a variety of techniques, including documentation.