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Math and Science for Young Children


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Part I: CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE. 1. Development, Acquisition, Problem Solving, and Assessment. 2. Basics of Science, Engineering, and Technology. Part II: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND SKILLS. 3. Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Concepts and Skills. 4. More Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Concepts and Skills: Early Geometry, Parts and Wholes, and Applications of Fundamental Concepts to Science and Engineering. Part III: APPLYING FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS. 5. Pre-K/K Ordering, Measurement, and Data Collection and Analysis. 6. Integrating the Curriculum. Part IV: SYMBOLS AND HIGHER LEVEL CONCEPTS AND ACTIVITIES. 7. Transitioning from Preschool to Kindergarten to Primary. Part V: MATHEMATICS CONCEPTS AND OPERATIONS FOR THE PRIMARY GRADES. 8. Whole Number Operations, Patterns and Fractions. 9. Place Value, Geometry and Data Analysis, and Measurement. Part VI: INVESTIGATIONS IN PRIMARY SCIENCE. 10. Overview of Primary Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. 11. Earth and Space Sciences, Environmental Awareness, Engineering, Technology and Science Applications. Part VII: THE MATH AND SCIENCE ENVIRONMENT. 12. Materials and Resources and Math and Science in the Classroom and in the Home.

About the Author

Rosalind Charlesworth is professor emerita and retired department chair in the Department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Dr Charlesworth's career in early childhood education has included experiences with both typical and atypical young children in laboratory schools, public schools and day care and through research in social and cognitive development and behaviour.


This is a comprehensive text that addresses children's math and science learning in a developmentally appropriate way. Attention is given to current research, relevant issues, and innovative approaches to teaching young children. The foundations of math and science learning are presented clearly and then integrated in a way that can be applied to an early childhood setting for children in preprimary and primary grades.
This text provides students with a clear understanding of basic science and math concepts, as well as support for translating this information into classroom practice.

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