More video resources related to the development of counting and how teachers can engage young children in counting
More video resources related to the development of operations and how teachers can engage young children in operations
This video of four-year-old Ethan illustrates how young children engage in mathematics in real-life situations as he distributes rocks "fairly" using one-to-one correspondence.
This is a Math Thinking Story about a five-year-old preschool girl, who was interviewed towards the end of the school year in May. Here we explore her understanding of addition and mathematical symbols.
Addition can grow directly out of children's experience with counting objects. Ben illustrates how a young child adds.
More video resources related to the development of spatial relations, including map making and reasoning about shapes
Video is a powerful tool for engaging participants in understanding children's mathematical thinking. This example of using video in a preservice course illustrates how teacher educators can engage participants around carefully selected video clips.
This is an assignment completed by one of my students in which she conducted a clinical interview exploring a young child’s mathematical knowledge, used the results of this formative assessment to guide teaching, and wrote up the whole experience.
This brief video shows a child’s understanding of spatial concepts such as in front of and behind. The video shows that taking the child’s point of view can lead us to appreciate how an apparently wrong answer can result from sound ideas.
Each of the following videos includes a voice-over commentary of a teacher conducting a clinical interview with a four-year-old girl, Anna. This activity will help practicing and prospective teachers look carefully at the processes of interviewing and interpretation.