The following activities can be enacted in one class session or broken into two shorter sessions. Participants should have a good grasp of number development in children in order to benefit optimally from this session.
This 2-3 hour session focuses on engaging participants with non-standard and standard measurement: what the different kinds of measurement mean, why engage preschoolers with both, and how a teacher might engage children productively with them.
This use case explores participants’ understanding of the wide variety of patterns encountered in the preschool classroom and draws out participants’ own understanding of more complicated patterns.
The initial 2-hour session focuses on supporting participants to notice patterns in their environment and consider what young children may notice. The second 2-hour session focuses on deepening understanding of what a pattern is, and what we want preschool children to understand about pattern.
This document presents protocols designed to help you conduct a clinical interview to assess a child’s understanding of data: what the child knows, which strategies the child uses, and what the child still needs to learn.
This activity supports teachers to consider how to use observational data to promote engagement and learning in mathematics in ways that are authentic, purposeful and interesting for students.
A story of how teachers Angela and Patrick observe the children in their classroom and notice them using time and time tools throughout their day.
How do we assess what children know about collecting data and using it to answer questions and solve problems? This handout describes a variety of ways to explore children’s knowledge about data and its uses.
Children compare and measure all the time in the classroom. How can we assess their knowledge in this important area of mathematics? This handout provides suggestions for improving our awareness of children’s understanding of measurements.
What do children need to know in order to use data? This handout describes the foundational concepts of data, the importance of context in understanding the questions and problems that data can solve, and how young children can represent and interpret data.