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Math and Science for Young Children,9780766832275

Math and Science for Young Children

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780766832275

ISBN10:
0766832279
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/24/2002
Publisher(s):
CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Summary

Math and Science for Young Children, 5e is a unique reference that focuses on the integration of math and science with the other important areas of child development during the crucial birth through eight age range. It also carefully addresses the ever changing and significant national standards of the following organizations: The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). A valuable resource for the student learner, working professional, as well as the involved parent, Math and Science for Young Children, 5e is the most current volume of information of its kind available on the market today.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
About the Authors xi
SECTION 1 Concept Development in Mathematics and Science
How Concepts Develop
2(20)
How Concepts Are Acquired
22(10)
Promoting Young Children's Concept Development through Problem Solving
32(17)
Assessing the Child's Developmental Level
49(13)
The Basics of Science
62(14)
How Young Scientists Use Concepts
76(14)
Planning for Science
90(14)
SECTION 2 Fundamental Concepts and Skills
One-to-One Correspondence
104(12)
Number Sense and Counting
116(16)
Logic and Classifying
132(14)
Comparing
146(9)
Early Geometry: Shape
155(13)
Early Geometry: Spatial Sense
168(11)
Parts and Wholes
179(9)
Language and Concept Formation
188(10)
Fundamental Concepts in Science
198(16)
SECTION 3 Applying Fundamental Concepts, Attitudes, and Skills
Ordering, Seriation, and Patterning
214(16)
Measurement: Volume, Weight, Length, and Temperature
230(12)
Measurement: Time
242(14)
Interpreting Data Using Graphs
256(10)
Applications of Fundamental Concepts in Preprimary Science
266(9)
Integrating the Curriculum through Dramatic Play and Thematic Units and Projects
275(13)
SECTION 4 Symbols and Higher-level Activities
Symbols
288(13)
Groups and Symbols
301(13)
Higher-Level Activities and Concepts
314(15)
Higher-Level Activities Used in Science Units and Activities
329(11)
SECTION 5 Mathematics Concepts and Operations for the Primary Grades
Operations with Whole Numbers
340(24)
Patterns
364(13)
Fractions
377(13)
Numbers above 10 and Place Value
390(15)
Geometry, Data Collection, and Algebraic Thinking
405(18)
Measurement with Standard Units
423(17)
SECTION 6 Using Skills, Concepts, and Attitudes for Scientific Investigations in the Primary Grades
Overview of Primary Science
440(15)
Life Science
455(17)
Physical Science
472(13)
Earth and Space Science
485(14)
Environmental Awareness
499(9)
Health and Nutrition
508(16)
SECTION 7 The Math and Science Environment
Materials and Resources for Math and Science
524(15)
Math and Science in Action
539(23)
Math and Science in the Home
562(65)
Appendices
Appendix A Developmental Assessment Tasks
576(28)
Appendix B Children's Books, Software, and Web Sites with Math and Science Concepts
604(21)
Appendix C Code of Practice on Use of Animals in Schools
625(2)
Glossary 627(8)
Index 635


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