Learning and Teaching Early Math: The Learning Trajectories Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-12
  • Publisher: Routledge
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In this important new book for pre- and in-service teachers, early math experts Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama show how "learning trajectories" help teachers become more effective professionals. By opening up new windows to seeing young children and the inherent delight and curiosity behind their mathematical reasoning, learning trajectories ultimately make teaching more joyous. They help teachers understand the varying level of knowledge and thinking of their classes and the individuals within them as key in serving the needs of all children. In straightforward, no-nonsense language, this book summarizes what is known about how children learn mathematics, and how to build on what they know to realize more effective teaching practice. It will help teachers understand the learning trajectories of early mathematics and become quintessential professionals.

Table of Contents

Young Children and Mathematics Learning
Quantity, Number, and Subitizing
Verbal and Object Counting
Comparing, Ordering, and Estimating
Arithmetic: Early Addition and Subtraction and Counting Strategies
Arithmetic: Composition of Number, Place Value, and Multidigit Addition and Subtraction
Spatial Thinking
Composition and Decomposition of Shapes
Geometric Measurement-Length
Geometric Measurement
Area , Volume, and Angle
Other Content Domains
Mathematical Processes
Cognition, Affect, and Equity
Early Childhood Mathematics Education: Contexts and Curricula
Instructional Practices and Pedagogical Issues
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