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A Framework for a Developmental Mathematics Curriculum (Ages 3–5)

Research indicates that about 50 percent of children’s natural engagement with materials in a preschool classroom may be classified as “mathematical” (Ginsburg, 2000). Opportunities for mathematical learning are plentiful. Daily experience in the block area, sand table, water table, dramatic play activity, cooking, table toy work, structured math manipulative, and puzzles all serve as tools to trigger mathematical engagement. It is, however, essential for the teacher to understand how to observe and classify the types of mathematics that a child is doing.

Read the full report: Six Big Ideas: A Framework for a Developmental Mathematics Curriculum (pdf)