Thursday, April 25, 2013

Young Children and Numbers and Operations

Hello Friends,

Number concepts are often highlighted in the early childhood classroom. Number concepts should be emphasized when teaching math concepts to young children. Numbers and operations involve nine different concepts:
            • Counting
            • Number Sense
            • Comparisons (more or less)
            • Order
            • Numerals
            • Combining operations (adding)
            • Separating operations (subtracting)
            • Sharing operations (dividing)
            • Set Making (multiplying) 
In the next post, I will unpack each of these concepts and explain the teacher's role in developing the skills in these areas in young children. How do you teach counting to young children? Do you think it's necessary to teach these as isolated concepts? Let's talk!

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