Early math

Early math

Early math

Date posted: April 17, 2014

Math is everywhere and development of math concepts starts early. To learn more about supporting math skills development in children –


Family math fun!
Kate Nonesuch. Duncan, BC: Vancouver Island University, 2008.
Also available online at en.copian.ca/library/learning/familymath/cover.htm
This is a manual of family numeracy activities. Spirit, heart, body and mind are all connected in the activities in this book. Patterns, recipes, and hand-outs all included for the entire family to share.

How many ways can you make five? A parent’s guide to exploring math with children’s books.
Sally Anderson. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House, 2012.
This reader-friendly book is written for parents and focuses on using storybooks to develop math skills in young children. It is filled with activities that explore numbers, patterns, shapes, sequences, and measurement accompanied by reading suggestions.

How your child learns best: brain-friendly strategies you can use to ignite your child’s learning and increase school success.

Judy Willis. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2008.
Using everyday activities, parents of children 3 to 12 are provided with strategies to help their children learn in key areas including: reading comprehension, fractions and decimals, science and history, math word problems, oral reading, reading motivation, test preparation, vocabulary.

Spotlight on young children: exploring math.
Amy Shillady, ed. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2012.
In this collection of articles from NAEYC’s journal, Young Children, teachers of children from infancy through age 8 will learn how to help children develop, construct, use, and reflect on their mathematical understandings. The articles look at ways to provide engaging learning experiences focusing on key math concept areas.

To be any of these books or to ask about other numeracy books in the library, email library@decoda.ca


I love when we count. (DVD)
Directed by Leah Tremain. BC: Tremain Media, 2008.
Designed for parents, this DVD emphasizes the importance of family in developing children’s numeracy skills. Experts offer recommendations on easy activities that parents can do to promote numeracy in children from birth to seven years old. And, a variety of families demonstrate the activities.

You are welcome to borrow the library’s copy of this DVD. Just email library@decoda.ca


Developing early math skills – supporting early math skills through daily routines and activities
Figure This! Math challenges for families – interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families
Math-related children’s books – from the National Association for Education of Young Children

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