Mathematics for Young Minds: Pre-K to 1st Grade Data and Chance Activities
Mathematics for Young Minds Data and Chance is an instruction activity book filled with 60 developmentally sequenced Pre-K to 1st grade data and chance activities.
It also includes blackline masters and informal assessment guidelines.
This book focuses on the mathematical background and research base of data and chance. The goal is to help young learners develop an understanding of the following four aspects of data and chance:
Working with Data
Although young children experience chance in various aspects of life, they need support and guidance to understand key aspects of chance. Particularly, they need help understanding likelihood and randomness.
Each section of this book contains three activities for each of the five cognitive components. The five cognitive components are:
These Pre-K to 1st grade data and chance activities involve young children in the initial reasoning processes of identifying and describing attributes, sorting, comparing, and ordering.
These activities encourage children to:
Engage in discussion
Reflect on experiences
Connect new ideas with existing mathematical knowledge
Activities can be further divided into:
Reproducible blackline activities
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Promoted in Students
Expand and deepen conceptual knowledge
Encourage representation abilities
Strengthen problem solving skills
Develop communication skills
Problem solve and connect mathematical ideas
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