I realized the other day that S's early literacy skills are developing very rapidly and that I don't plan as much with him in the area of math. This is ironic because I myself am a "math person". In fact, the part-time job I recently took is as a Math Specialist at an elementary school. So I asked myself why this was the case and realized there is so much more to math than being able to perform operations. I also realized that we do more math than I had originally thought simply through play. After these realizations I decided to break down the components of math for myself and take a look at each one to evaluate how I could develop early math skills in these areas with S. From all of this I am starting a new series of posts titled "Toddler Math."
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics breaks math into six standards:
- Concepts and Vocabulary
- Educational Products, Toys, and Manipulatives
- Activity Ideas
- Children's Literature Connections