These principles should be kept in mind at all times when thinking about preschool curriculum and working with young children


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These principles should be kept in mind at all times when thinking about preschool curriculum and working with young children.

  • These principles should be kept in mind at all times when thinking about preschool curriculum and working with young children.

  • All children are capable of learning

  • Children show individual differences in development

  • Knowledge of child growth and development is essential for program development and implementation

  • Children’s language skills are the best indicators of academic success

  • Developmental domains are highly interrelated

  • Young children learn by doing

  • Families are the primary caregivers and educators of their young children



Number Sense

  • Number Sense

  • Patterns and Relations

  • Shapes and Spatial Sense

  • Measurement

  • Data Collection and Analysis

  • Review the Overview of Math document before continuing this module.



  • Children need to learn to say numbers and connect them to the appropriate quantities.

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2. Connect many kinds/quantities of concrete objects and actions to numbers.

  • 2. Connect many kinds/quantities of concrete objects and actions to numbers.





3. Use positional language and ordinal numbers (first, second, third) in everyday activities.

  • 3. Use positional language and ordinal numbers (first, second, third) in everyday activities.



4. Use concrete objects to solve simple addition and subtraction problems using comparative language (more than, fewer than, same number of).

  • 4. Use concrete objects to solve simple addition and subtraction problems using comparative language (more than, fewer than, same number of).



5. Observe and manipulate concrete examples of whole and half.

  • 5. Observe and manipulate concrete examples of whole and half.



  • Here are two books that can be used to talk about whole and half fractions. These books provide connections to literacy standards as well.



6. Examine, manipulate, and identify familiar U.S. coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) in play activities.

  • 6. Examine, manipulate, and identify familiar U.S. coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) in play activities.





7. Explore and describe a wide variety of concrete objects by their attributes.

  • 7. Explore and describe a wide variety of concrete objects by their attributes.



8. Sort, categorize, or classify objects by more than one attribute.

  • 8. Sort, categorize, or classify objects by more than one attribute.



9. Recognize, describe, reproduce, extend, create, and compare repeating patterns of concrete materials.

  • 9. Recognize, describe, reproduce, extend, create, and compare repeating patterns of concrete materials.



10. Investigate and identify materials of various shapes, using appropriate language.

  • 10. Investigate and identify materials of various shapes, using appropriate language.



11. Explore and identify space, direction, movement, relative position, and size using body movement and concrete objects.

  • 11. Explore and identify space, direction, movement, relative position, and size using body movement and concrete objects.



12. Listen to and use comparative words to describe the relationships of objects to one another.

  • 12. Listen to and use comparative words to describe the relationships of objects to one another.



13. Use estimation in meaningful ways and follow up by verifying the accuracy of estimations.

  • 13. Use estimation in meaningful ways and follow up by verifying the accuracy of estimations.



14. Use nonstandard units to measure length, weight, and amount of content in familiar objects.

  • 14. Use nonstandard units to measure length, weight, and amount of content in familiar objects.



15. Organize and draw conclusions from facts they have collected.

  • 15. Organize and draw conclusions from facts they have collected.



Go to Blackboard and read the three (3) articles provided for the math module.

  • Go to Blackboard and read the three (3) articles provided for the math module.

  • Review the Scope and Sequence checklist.

  • Take the quiz to check your understanding of the standards.

  • Complete the assignment for the math module and turn it in via Blackboard.

  • Congratulations! You have completed the math module.




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