Building Mathematical Connections & Relationships with Literature and Science that Promote School Readiness

Mathematizing – The Art of Teaching Math to Young Children

In this three-part community of practice series, you will learn the art of teaching math to young children through play-based experiences. Mathematizing teachers create micro-math cultures in the classroom by integrating a math lens within children’s everyday experiences. These learning sessions will support your understanding and development of: exploration, investigation & play; math grammar; and mathematical-inquiry practices. You will have the chance to use new tools and practices within collaborative inquiry groups that will support your meaning making process. In addition, there will be reflective videos for the group to see great practices occurring in preschool classrooms. Join us for this great event with your peers in the field.

This is webinar 3 of 3.

Young children transitioning to Kindergarten will have to understand the relationships between mathematical concepts and other content areas in order to construct knowledge and learn at a higher order level. This means that preschool children have to be provided with learning experiences that integrate math with literacy and science. This phenomenon is called mathematical-literature and mathematical-physics. In other words, the math found in literature and the math found in physics. In this third math series, we will present some strategies to support teachers as they plan for incorporating powerful mathematical-literature and mathematical-physics experiences that can help build children’s mathematical connections and relationships within the classroom.

Part 1 - 11/9/2021 - Introductory level of learning
Understanding the Mathematics Found in Exploration, Investigation, and Play

Part 2 - 1/11/2021 - Intermediate level of learning
Building Mathematical Connections & Relationships that Promote School Readiness

Gateways Topics: Early Math, Early Science
Gateways Content Area: (D) Curriculum or Program Design
Gateways CDA Content Area: (2) Physical/Intellectual

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Parent Educators/Family Specialists
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STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics
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