Un buen comienzo en Matemáticas
New research shows that early mathematics knowledge is an important predictor of later school success. Yet math is one of the most misunderstood topics in early childhood. Many people think that math is simply counting and recognizing numbers through school-based activities, but mathematics is so much more! When families provide rich, everyday math experiences at home, children gain a critical foundation for future learning and make important connections between the home and school experiences. This easy-to-read, beautifully illustrated booklet shows families how they can help their children (birth–age 5) gain the mathematical thinking and skills they need.
This book uses the everyday routines that all families do with their children—bathing and dressing, feeding, shopping, household chores, etc.—to demonstrate how to build skills in the five component areas of mathematics:
- Geometry (shapes and space)
- Patterns and change
- Collecting and organizing information
Instead of workbooks, special games, or other gimmicks, families learn about the value of intentionally incorporating these concepts into everyday conversations and play with their child. Includes recommended reading lists for babies, toddlers, and preschool children.
Math Right From the Start can help you partner with the families in your program to ensure the success of every child.