Math is a Blast in the Preschool ClassroomPresentation Transcript
Welcome to:“Math is a Blast in the Preschool Classroom”Presented by: Priscilla Jones
Agenda 6:00-6:10 Welcome and Introduction 6:10-7:45 Presentation will include: Objectives Q&A Discussions Activities Quiz 7:45-8:00 Evaluations and Closing
Math is a Developmental Sequence When children are allowed to explore many objects, they begin to recognize similarities and differences of objects. When children can determine similarities and differences, they can classify objects. When children can classify objects, they can see similarities and differences well enough to recognize patterns. When children can recognize, copy, extend and create patterns, they can arrange sets in a one-to-one relationship. When children can match objects one to one, they can compare sets to determine which have more and which have less. When children can compare sets, they can begin to look at the “manyness” of one set and develop number concepts.
Objective One Participants will better understand the Subdomain V.A.: Mathematical Thinking through review, discussion, activities , demonstrations and questions covering the following domains:
A. Mathematical Processes
B. Patterns, Relationships, and Functions
C. Number Concept and Operations
D. Geometry and Spatial Relations
Objective Two Participants will better understand how to incorporate the mathematical benchmarks into their everyday program as well as how to gather materials for math centers.
Exploration of Materials Discrete materials: things that can be counted (blocks, cookies, bears, etc.) Continuous materials: things that can be measured (water, sand, play dough, etc. ) Materials can be both discrete and continuous
Spatial Relationships Understanding of positional and directional vocabulary such as: Up Down Beside Near Far Next After In front of
Classification Sorting, grouping objects into sets by size, shape, color, and purpose
Patterns Repetition of a designated item (color, block, crayon, book) or group of items. Patterns can be created, copied and extended.
One-to-One Correspondence One-to-one correspondence is matching or pairing in a one-to-one relationship. Example: At the lunch table there is one napkin to every child and there is one child to every napkin.