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Early Mathematics Learning
Early Mathematics Learning
Entering the conversation
Read the following quotes...
What resonates for you?
Turn and talk to an elbow partner...
“Young children love to think mathematically. They
become exhilarated by their own ideas and the ideas
of others. To develop the whole child, we must
develop the mathematical child…”
“High-quality mathematics throughout early childhood
does not involve pushing elementary arithmetic onto
younger children. Instead good education allows
children to experience mathematics as they play in and
explore their world.”
Learning and Teaching Early Math:
The Learning Trajectories Approach,
Clements and Sarama, 2009
Early Math Learning
Doug Clements on Early Math
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Continuing the conversation.
In table groups…
• What confirmed your current thinking?
• What challenged your current thinking?
• What are your wonderings?
M4YC Literature Review, p. 13, 2012
Bruce, Flynn, Moss
“...teachers, curriculum developers, district
personnel, researchers and policy makers,
need to transform their approaches to
mathematics education by supporting,
developing and implementing research-based
What could mathematics education for young
children look like? Lessons from the research.
• Number off 1 to 5 at your table
• Read the corresponding section
• Share with your colleagues...
What confirmed your thinking?
What challenged your thinking?
What are your wonderings?
Intentional Play-based Learning
Doug Clements on Early Math
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What aspects of Early Math Learning are well established in your
classroom/school/family of schools/district? How do you know?
Where might you/your colleagues next focus? Why?
Access to Resources
Parked Slides
Ministry Steering Committee
LNS, Early Learning, Capacity Assessment Policy
• Research Design Team
Cathy Bruce, Tara Flynn, Trent University
Joan Moss U of T
Ruth Beatty, Lakehead
Beverly Caswell, Robertson Foundation
Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB 3 school teams
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic DSB, 1 school team
Toronto DSB, 4 school teams
Board Teams
Some Key Findings – M4YC
• The most effective math programs include a
spectrum of activities from play through to
small group work, structured learning
opportunities and direct instruction. These
structures for learning are combined for daily
concentration on mathematics learning that is
purposeful and math specific.

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