9781418001490

Math and Science for Young Children

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  • ISBN13:

    9781418001490

  • ISBN10:

    141800149X

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/21/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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 xiii
SECTION 1 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
How Concepts Develop
2(23)
How Concepts Are Acquired
25(12)
Promoting Young Children's Concept Development through Problem Solving
37(18)
Assessing the Child's Developmental Level
55(15)
The Basics of Science
70(15)
How Young Scientists Use Concepts
85(13)
Planning for Science
98(14)
SECTION 2 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND SKILLS
One-to-One Correspondence
112(13)
Number Sense and Counting
125(16)
Logic and Classifying
141(14)
Comparing
155(10)
Early Geometry: Shape
165(13)
Early Geometry: Spatial Sense
178(12)
Parts and Wholes
190(10)
Language and Concept Formation
200(10)
Fundamental Concepts in Science
210(16)
SECTION 3 APPLYING FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS, ATTITUDES, AND SKILLS
Ordering, Seriation, and Patterning
226(16)
Measurement: Volume, Weight, Length, and Temperature
242(12)
Measurement: Time
254(13)
Interpreting Data Using Graphs
267(10)
Applications of Fundamental Concepts in Preprimary Science
277(9)
Integrating the Curriculum through Dramatic Play and Thematic Units and Projects
286(12)
SECTION 4 SYMBOLS AND HIGHER-LEVEL ACTIVITIES
Symbols
298(13)
Groups and Symbols
311(13)
Higher-Level Activities and Concepts
324(14)
Higher-Level Activities Used in Science Units and Activities
338(12)
SECTION 5 MATHEMATICS CONCEPTS AND OPERATIONS FOR THE PRIMARY GRADES
Operations with Whole Numbers
350(23)
Patterns
373(12)
Fractions
385(13)
Numbers above 10 and Place Value
398(15)
Geometry, Data Collection, and Algebraic Thinking
413(18)
Measurement with Standard Units
431(17)
SECTION 6 USING SKILLS, CONCEPTS, AND ATTITUDES FOR SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS IN THE PRIMARY GRADES
Overview of Primary Science
448(16)
Life Science
464(17)
Physical Science
481(13)
Earth and Space Science
494(14)
Environmental Awareness
508(9)
Health and Nutrition
517(15)
SECTION 7 THE MATH AND SCIENCE ENVIRONMENT
Materials and Resources for Math and Science
532(14)
Math and Science in Action
546(23)
Math and Science in the Home
569(74)
APPENDICES
Appendix A Developmental Assessment Tasks
583(29)
Appendix B Children's Books and Software with Math and Science Concepts
612(19)
Appendix C The National Research Council's National Science Education Standards (1996)
631(12)
Glossary 643(8)
Index 651

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