Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

ECED 426 Mathematical Thinking in Early Childhood

Examine ideas and practices that help young children learn mathematics in diverse contexts. Students consider how mathematical ideas emerge from children’s real-life experiences in cultural settings and how to support math acquisition through play. Reflect on and create activities that are grounded in research about children’s development in numeracy and other math concepts. Explore how to nurture mathematical understanding through reflection, environmental design, the use of literature and games, and responsiveness to cultural diversity.




Undergraduate early childhood education coursework or mathematics coursework or teaching experience with young children or instructor's approval.
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