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Early Math Talk in Early Childhood Classrooms

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Fun and easy ways to incorporate 'math talk' into your early childhood classroom or home. Presentation given 10/5/16.

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Early Math Talk in Early Childhood Classrooms

  1. 1. Penn Foster Webinar Series Fun and Easy Ways to Incorporate "Math Talk" Into Your Classroom (or Home) Teresa Gonczy Wednesday, Oct 5th © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  2. 2. Early Math Talk - Overview - Introduction - Research Background - Types of Early Math Talk - Math Talk in Classroom Areas & Activities - Math Talk in Your Classroom (or Home) - More Early Math Resources © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  3. 3. Early Math Talk - Intro Who am I? Teresa E. Gonczy * Researching early math at Harvard * Previously owned early learning center * Run the @earlymath Twitter community © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  4. 4. Early Math Talk - Intro Who are you? * Teacher, Administrator, Student, Parent What ages do you work with? * Infant/Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  5. 5. Early Math Talk - Intro Where does math happen in your classroom or home? © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  6. 6. Early Math Talk - Intro Where does math happen in your classroom or home? Block area During math curriculum time Water play Kitchen area © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  7. 7. Early Math Talk - Intro Where does math happen in your classroom or home? Everywhere all the time! Dramatic play, snack time, story time, arrival & departure, outside play, etc. © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  8. 8. Early Math Talk - Research Why is early math important? © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  9. 9. Early Math Talk - Research Why is early math important? Research shows that early math skills are just as predictive, and possibly more predictive, of later academic success than early literacy skills. Duncan, G.J., Dowsett, C.J., Claessens, A., Magnuson, K., Huston, A.C., Klebanov, P., Pagani, L.S., Feinstein, L., Engel, M., Brooks-Gunn, J., Sexton, H., Duckworth, K., and Japel, C. (2007). School readiness and later achievement. Developmental Psychology, 43(6). © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  10. 10. Early Math Talk - Research Why is early math important? Research shows that early math skills are just as predictive, and possibly more predictive, of later academic success than early literacy skills. And yet many early childhood classrooms devote much more time to literacy than to math. © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  11. 11. Early Math Talk - Research So if early math is so important, how do we incorporate it into our classrooms? Not through worksheets and flashcards! © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  12. 12. Early Math Talk - Research So if early math is so important, how do we incorporate it into our classrooms? Through math games, high quality curriculum, and throughout the day with Early Math Talk © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  13. 13. Early Math Talk - Research What is early math talk? Early math talk is language used by teachers and parents that includes numeracy, spatial concepts, patterns, measurement, ordering, and so much more! Klibanoff, R.S., Levine, S.C., Huttenlocher, J., Vasilyeva, M., & Hedges, L.V. (2006). Preschool Children's Mathematical Knowledge: The Effect of Teacher "Math Talk". Developmental Psychology 42-1, 59-69. © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  14. 14. Early Math Talk - Research What is early math talk? Early math talk is language used by teachers and parents that includes numeracy, spatial concepts, patterns, measurement, ordering, and so much more! You don't need to know algebra or calculus to talk mathematically with young children! :-) Klibanoff, R.S., Levine, S.C., Huttenlocher, J., Vasilyeva, M., & Hedges, L.V. (2006). Preschool Children's Mathematical Knowledge: The Effect of Teacher "Math Talk". Developmental Psychology 42-1, 59-69. © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  15. 15. Early Math Talk - Research Why is early math talk important? Children who had more early math talk in their preschool classrooms showed larger gains in an early math knowledge assessment over the school year. Klibanoff, R.S., Levine, S.C., Huttenlocher, J., Vasilyeva, M., & Hedges, L.V. (2006). Preschool Children's Mathematical Knowledge: The Effect of Teacher "Math Talk". Developmental Psychology 42-1, 59-69. © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  16. 16. Early Math Talk - Research Why is early math talk important? In the home too! Children who heard more early math talk from a parent showed greater gains in early math ability a year later. Susperreguy, M. I., & Davis-Kean, P. E. (2016). Maternal math talk in the home and math skills in preschool children. Early Education and Development, 1-17. © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  17. 17. Early Math Talk - Research So we know early math talk is important.. How do we incorporate more math talk into our children's worlds? © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  18. 18. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Early math talk includes learning to count. “How many cookies do you have? Let's count – 1 cookie, 2 cookies, 3 cookies, 4 cookies – you have four cookies altogether” University of California, San Diego. (2013, October 28). One, two, buckle my shoe: Importance of language to learning math. ScienceDaily. © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  19. 19. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Early math talk includes learning to count. But also so much more than counting! . © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  20. 20. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? One-to-One Correspondence / Equivalence “Do you have the same number of dollies and dresses? Will all of your dollies be able to wear dresses? Will you have any extra dresses?” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  21. 21. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Number Operations – Basic Addition and Subtraction “You have two paper plates for snack time and Sally has two. Can you figure out how many paper plates you have all together?” . © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  22. 22. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Ordering & Seriation “Whitney is first in line, then Peter is second, and Quincy is third.” . © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  23. 23. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Geometry – Shapes “The crackers we're eating today are circles. Do you remember the crackers we had yesterday? They were rectangles with four sides and four corners.” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  24. 24. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Spatial Relationships “Your bear is on top of the house. Oh and now, you put him inside the house.” Pruden SM, Levine SC and Huttenlocher J. 2011. Children's spatial thinking: Does talk about the spatial world matter? Developmental Science (14): 1417-1430 © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  25. 25. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Patterns and Change “Tommy's shirt has a pattern – do you see the stripes? The pattern goes white, blue, white, blue, white, blue” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  26. 26. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Measurement “The box is heavy to move with all those books in it. If we take some books out, the box will be lighter and easier to move.” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  27. 27. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Classifying and Sorting “Thanks for cleaning up the block area. I see how you put all the straight blocks together and all the curved blocks together.” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  28. 28. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? Counting & Number Sense 1-to-1 Correspondence - Number Operations Ordering & Seriation - Geometry & Shapes Spatial Relationships - Patterns & Change Measurement - Classifying & Sorting © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  29. 29. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? Everywhere! © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  30. 30. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? At the Block Center “You're building with the rectangle blocks – see they have four sides and four corners. Oh now you put a triangle on top – that's a triangle because it was three sides and three angles.” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  31. 31. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? At the Water Table “Wow you're pouring water from the big container to the smaller container. Do you think all of the water will fit? Oh look, the water spilled out.” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  32. 32. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? Snack Time “Can you set the table for yourself and your friends? How many cups will you need? How many napkins will you need?” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  33. 33. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? Circle Time “We have eighteen children in our class, but Robbie is out sick today and Rita is visiting her grandparents. So how many children are sitting on the carpet?” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  34. 34. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? Story Time “Do you remember what happened in the book? What was the first part? And then what came next?” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  35. 35. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? At the Dramatic Play Center “Are you doing a pattern with your cooking? I saw you stir and pour and then again stir and pour. Are you going to continue your pattern or do you think you'll change and make a new pattern?” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  36. 36. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? Outside on the Playground “I see you climbing so high. Now you are on top of the slide. Are you going to come down to the bottom of the slide?” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  37. 37. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? Arrival and Departure Time “Sally and Peter – you two go get your coats. Melissa, Sam, and Willy – you three can go next.” © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  38. 38. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? Everywhere and all the time! We build literacy-rich environments for our kids. How can we create math-rich environments as well? © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  39. 39. Early Math Talk - Areas Where can we talk about math? Everywhere and all the time! And for all children – both boys and girls! Talk with girls in block and other STEM areas. Talk with boys in dramatic play and reading areas. Simpson, A., & Linder, S. M. (2016). The indirect effect of children's gender on early childhood educators' mathematical talk. Teaching and Teacher Education, 54, 44-53. © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  40. 40. Early Math Talk – For You Now let's try it out... Pick a number from 1-9 and pick a letter from A-H Type it into the chat... © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  41. 41. Early Math Talk - Types What kinds of early math talk are there? (1) Counting & Number Sense (2) 1-to-1 Correspondence - (3) Number Operations (4) Ordering & Seriation - (5) Geometry & Shapes (6) Spatial Relationships - (7) Patterns & Change (8) Measurement - (9) Classifying & Sorting © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  42. 42. Early Math Talk - Areas Where and when can we talk math? (A) Block Center - (B) Water Table (C) Snack Time - (D) Circle Time (E) Story Time - (F) Dramatic Play (G) Outside Play - (H) Arrival & Departure © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  43. 43. Early Math Talk – For You Now let's try it out... Using your number and letter, come up with an example of early math talk of that type and for that area/routine that you could use in your classroom. Type your example into chat so we can all share ideas. (No right or wrong answers!) © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  44. 44. Early Math Talk – Other Ideas More Resources -Check out the @earlymath Twitter feed for more articles and pictures from classrooms. -Path to Math Tip Sheets http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/math-word.htm -Talk Read Sing about STEM http://toosmall.org/community/resources . © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  45. 45. Early Math Talk – Other Ideas More Resources -NAEYC Math Talk Tips https://families.naeyc.org/learning-and- development/music-math-more/support-math-readiness- through-math-talk -How to Count for Grown-Ups https://kidsquadrant.com/2014/07/11/how-to-count-a- guide-for-grownups/ . © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  46. 46. Early Math Talk - Review Conclusion * I used to think... Now I think... * Where & when will you use math talk in your classroom this week? Write out some examples beforehand. © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA
  47. 47. Early Math Talk - Review Feel free to contact me... Teresa E. Gonczy - teresaeg@gmail.com Twitter @earlymath Slides will be available on my blog at www.teresaeg.com/blog © Teresa E. Gonczy 2016 – Penn Foster Early Childhood Webinar Series, San Francisco, CA

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