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Young Children's Mathematics


Young children’s everyday lives are full of mathematically-related conversation and play—and they enter school ready to make connections with these informal experiences. Young Children’s Mathematics, the newest addition to the Cognitively Guided Instruction family of books, is a companion to Children’s Mathematics that will help teachers recognize opportunities for making these connections.

In this sample from chapters 1 and 2, you’ll read about:

  • the authors’ focus on children’s thinking and how it can provide a starting point for growing mathematical understanding
  • ideas for starting to observe and consider how young children’s mathematical thinking begins to develop
  • a look at some foundational concepts of counting