Math & Science for Young Children, 6th Edition

Book Description

MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 6th Edition is a unique reference that focuses on the integration of math and science along with the other important areas of child development during the crucial birth-through-eight age range. It also carefully addresses the ever-changing and significant national standards of the following organizations: The National Association for the of Young Children (NAEYC), National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). A valuable resource for the student learner, working professional, as well as the involved parent, MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 6th Edition is the most current volume of information of its kind available on the market today.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN AND SCIENCE
Unit 1 How Concepts Develop
Unit 2 How Concepts Are Acquired
Unit 3 Promoting Young Children’s Concept Development through Problem Solving
Unit 4 Assessing the Child’s Developmental Level
Unit 5 The Basics of Science
Unit 6 How Young Scientists Use Concepts
Unit 7 Planning for Science

SECTION 2 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND SKILLS
Unit 8 One-to-One Correspondence
Unit 9 Number Sense and Counting
Unit 10 Logic and Classifying
Unit 11 Comparing
Unit 12 Early Geometry: Shape
Unit 13 Early Geometry: Spatial Sense
Unit 14 Parts and Wholes
Unit 15 Language and Concept Formation
Unit 16 Fundamental Concepts in Science

SECTION 3 APPLYING FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS, ATTITUDES, AND SKILLS
Unit 17 Ordering, Seriation, and Patterning
Unit 18 Measurement: Volume, Weight, Length, and Temperature
Unit 19 Measurement: Time
Unit 20 Interpreting Data Using
Unit 21 Applications of Fundamental Concepts in Preprimary Science
Unit 22 Integrating the Curriculum through Dramatic Play and Thematic Units and Projects

SECTION 4 SYMBOLS AND HIGHER-LEVEL ACTIVITIES
Unit 23 Symbols
Unit 24 Groups and Symbols
Unit 25 Higher-Level Activities and Concepts
Unit 26 Higher-Level Activities Used in Science Units and Activities

SECTION 5 MATHEMATICS CONCEPTS AND OPERATIONS FOR THE PRIMARY GRADES
Unit 27 Operations with Whole Numbers
Unit 28
Unit 29 Fractions
Unit 30 Numbers above Ten and Place Value
Unit 31 Geometry, Data Collection, and Algebraic Thinking
Unit 32 Measurement with Standard Units

SECTION 6 USING SKILLS, CONCEPTS, AND ATTITUDES FOR SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS IN THE PRIMARY GRADES
Unit 33 Overview of Primary Science
Unit 34 Life Science
Unit 35 Science
Unit 36 Earth and Space Science
Unit 37 Environmental Awareness
Unit 38 and Nutrition

SECTION 7 THE MATH AND SCIENCE ENVIRONMENT
Unit 39 Materials and Resources for Math and Science
Unit 40 Math and Science in Action
Unit 41 Math and Science in the Home

Appendix A Developmental Assessment Tasks
Appendix B Children’s Books and Software with Math and Science Concepts
Appendix C The National Research Council’s National Science Education Standards
Appendix D The NSES K–4 Science Content Standards and Corresponding Units in Math and Science for Young Children

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