Learn the math concepts you’ll need to teach young children.
Have you ever wondered how algebra and geometry relate to a young child’s math literacy? Would you like to gain a better understanding of mathematical concepts? View these short videos to increase your own math knowledge and learn how to teach mathematical concepts to the young children in your care.
Data and Probability
Data and probability may sound like intimidating topics to an adult. But young children enjoy collecting data (information) about the world around them. View this five-minute video to learn how to encourage and assist young children as they as they collect, represent and interpret data.
Geometry for young children is all about shapes and spatial reasoning, rather than the proofs you might remember from your own school days. View this three-minute video to increase your knowledge of everyday activities that help young children learn the language of shapes and develop spatial reasoning skills.
Children have always been fascinated by how big or heavy things are. View this four-minute video to learn how to introduce young children to the vocabulary of measurement and prepare them for the measuring that they will do later in school and in life.
Number sense is a critical building block for many important mathematical concepts. View this five-minute video to learn how to teach young children early skills related to number sense, such as number sequencing, one-to-one correspondence, numeral recognition and counting.
Patterns are everywhere in our environment—and they are the building blocks for math and science. View this four-minute video to learn how to help young children develop categorization and classification skills and prepare them to solve problems that involve patterning.
Children who are math ready are good problem solvers. View this five-minute video to learn how to engage young children in daily problem-solving activities and help them develop the process skills that will lay the foundation for later lessons in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Young children must learn the language of math to understand what is being asked of them and communicate how they think about and solve math problems in their daily life. View this four-minute video to learn how to help young children develop and use the language of math in their daily routines.