Got Math? Preschool children who can recite numbers may appear to have a good understanding of math, but all too often, they don't understand the important underlying concepts. This lack of understanding creates future challenges in school and life. Early care and education professionals and parents can create exciting learning opportunties that will help young children learn about the “big ideas” in math. Join us to learn more about how you can nurture children’s development and understanding of math concepts.
Early childhood education professionals, trainers and parents will learn why early math is important for preschool children. They will explore simple ideas for integrating math activities into every day learning experiences. Adults can learn how talk with children about math to challenge and stimulate their thinking.
Susan Hegland, PhD. Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Lesia Oesterreich, MS. Extension Specialist and Adjunct Assistant Professor Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
You will need a computer with a current operating system, a sound card and speakers to hear the presenters, and an Internet Connection of at least 56 kb/sec. If a group will be attending the session, you may need external speakers; if you are the only participant, you may prefer to use a headset. You will also need a current version of a web browser and the Flash Player (9 or higher) installed on your computer. Go to: http://na3cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm to test your computer set-up for the session.
Early Math -More than Numbers