Chapter 1: Foundations For Mathematical Development

Mathematics in the preschool and kindergarten classroom

Standards in early mathematics education

Developmentally appropriate mathematics curriculum

Mathematics in inclusive classrooms

What it means to be a mathematics teacher

Chapter 2: Developing Number Sense

Number and operations standard

Development of number sense

Designing the number sense curriculum

Activity 2-1: Bathtub game

Activity 2-2: Doghouse game

Activity 2-3: Get the dogs home-short-path game

Activity 2-4: Get the dogs home-long-path game

Activity 2-5: "I have more" card game

Activity 2-6: Matchmaker game

Activity 2-7: School bus song

Universal design for supporting number sense

Focusing on mathematical processes

Assessing number sense learning

Chapter 3: Developing Concepts About Arithmetic Operations

Operations component of the number and operations standard

Development of arithmetic operations-addition and subtraction

Adding operations to the number-sense curriculum

Activity 3-1: Eggs in the basket

Activity 3-2: Socks in the laundry

Activity 3-3: Pairs of socks-counting by 2s

Activity 3-4: Shop and save

Activity 3-5: Feed the birds

Activity 3-6: Get the dog some bones

Activity 3-7: Apple song game

Activity 3-8: In and out of bed

Universal design for supporting arithmetic operations

Focusing on mathematical processes

Assessing understanding of arithmetic operations

Chapter 4: Developing Algebra Concepts

Development of algebraic reasoning

Designing the algebra curriculum

Activity 4-1: Better teddy bear collection

Activity 4-2: Bandage collection

Activity 4-3: Going fishing

Activity 4-4: Patterning with apples and pumpkins

Activity 4-5: Hats and mittens-a beginning function

Activity 4-6: Many ways to get to five-a class book

Activity 4-7: Doo dah dilemmas

Activity 4-8: Body patterns

Activity 4-9: Rhythm patterns

Activity 4-10: 12 ways to get to 11

Universal design for supporting algebra

Focusing on mathematical processes

Assessing algebraic learning

Chapter 5: Developing Geometry Concepts

Development of geometric reasoning

Designing the geometry curriculum

Activity 5-1: Magnificent shape quilt

Activity 5-2: Quilt bingo

Activity 5-3: Shape aliens in action

Activity 5-4: Where are our friends?

Activity 5-5: Weekly geometry

Activity 5-6: Class shape big book

Activity 5-7: Dressing Mr and Mrs teddy bear

Activity 5-8: Pet hospital

Universal design for supporting geometry

Focusing on mathematical processes

Assessing geometric learning.

Chapter 6: Developing Measurement Concepts

Development of measurement concepts

Designing the measurement curriculum

Activity 6-1: Those amazing pumpkins

Activity 6-4: Carpeting the house

Activity 6-5: Container brainer

Activity 6-6: Snake adventure

Activity 6-8: How tall am I?

Activity 6-9: Is it larger? Is it smaller?

Universal design for supporting measurement

Focusing on mathematical processes

Chapter 7: Developing Concepts About Data Analysis And Probability

Data analysis and probability standard

Development of concepts about data analysis and probability

Designing the data analysis and probability curriculum

Activity 7-1: Graphing a dinosaur collection

Activity 7-2: Estimating shoes

Activity 7-3: How many sank the boat?

Activity 7-4: Author unit picks

Activity 7-5: Comparing apples and oranges

Activity 7-6: Six colorful ducks

Universal design for supporting data analysis and probability

Focusing on mathematical processes

Assessing data analysis and probability

Chapter 8: Integrating Curricula To Meet Mathematics Goals: Putting It All Together

Planning for number and operations

Planning for data analysis and probability

Appendix: Identifying geometric figures