Pathway to Mathematical Understanding in Early Childhood


Presenter: Ed Zaccaro, Hickory Grove Press
Core Area: 
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2C; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3B; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

What’s the best way to instill a love of math at an early age? Taking a look at problems from an early childhood perspective is the key. In this one-hour course from Hickory Grove Press, Ed Zaccaro explains the importance of making math exciting and engaging for children. When you complete this session, you’ll have a better understanding of how to effectively teach math to young students.

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Most parents and teachers know that reading to children is an important part of developing literacy. Unfortunately, when it comes to developing mathematical thinking, these same parents and teachers sometimes feel confused and inadequate about how best to jumpstart their young children’s interest in and understanding of numbers.

This session covers easy-to-understand explanations of important number concepts, along with activities and resources to develop them. This course shows participants a pathway not only to mathematical excellence but also helps to foster a lifelong love of math.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • About mathematical thinking and understanding
  • How to apply math to real problems
  • What to avoid when teaching math
  • How to think in ratios
  • How to develop a number sense
  • What to do when students get stuck
  • How to make engaging worksheets

Other courses in this series:

10 Challenging Math Problems and Strategies to Successfully Solve Them
The Missing Part in Most Math Instruction – How to Think Algebraically
8 Ways to Spark Intellectual Curiosity and Passion in Mathematically Gifted Students

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SKU HGP-770 Category