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Document Number: 9807

Mathematics Education for Young Children: What It is and How to Promote It - This report finds that teacher practices tend to focus on the most basic aspects of math education such as counting and learning the names of common shapes. It outlines six essential components of early childhood math education and gives nine recommendations in the areas of teacher preparation, ongoing professional development, curriculum, research, assessment, and evaluation. (Society for Research in Child Development, 2008)...

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