Math and science for young children


Number Sense and Operation File and Presentation – composed of 3 parts; (Books, Songs, and Presentation).  


Math games support children’s mathematical habits of mind and provide key school readiness skills, such as problem-solving, puzzling, and perseverance. Playing math games with Children offers a fun way to learn number sense and operations. In this assignment songs, fingerplays, word games, and poems can support the development of positive self-concept/self-esteem, foster respect for areas of diversity, promote all developmental domains.  This is a valuable resource that enhances teaching and learning in a quality education program. This will serve as your Math resource file to use as you prepare your lesson plans in Pre-school, Kindergarten, and primary grades. 

A. Books

. Identify 12 age-appropriate (4-pre-K, 4-kindergarten, 4-2nd grade) books to support the concepts of, number sense, counting, and constructing sets. Consider the development of children’s positive self-concept/self-esteem and help children deal with life’s challenges.

.  Cite each book in APA format.

. Write 1 short summary paragraph for each book.

The file must include appropriate books for each of the following categories:

. number sense

. written (symbol), spoken.

. ordinal Numbers, nominal numbers, . . . . .cardinal numbers

. counting

. constructing sets no larger than 10

. children with disabilities or special needs. 

. cultural or linguistic diversity                                           


B. Songs, Fingerplays, Word Games and Poems

Select and compile a resource file of songs, fingerplays, word games, and poems to promote number sense and operations awareness. 

The resource file must include the following:

. 3 songs

3.  fingerplays

3. -word games

3.  poems

Provide the title, words, actions (for fingerplays), and directions for the (word games).

. One of the songs, poems, fingerplays and word games must be in a language other than English that reflects the cultures and languages of children and families in your community.

. Identify the name of the book, author (when possible), or website where these resources were found.