Mathematics

EDC Receives Eight New Grants to Enhance, Study STEM Education

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EDC has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation that will enable the global nonprofit to launch eight new initiatives and continue ongoing work to enhance preK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and improve outcomes for students. Over the next several years, EDC experts will carry out the following STEM-related R&D, evaluation, technical support, and professional development work:

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Mastery Motivation: Persistence and Problem Solving in Preschool

Sun, 10/01/2017

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This article, published in Teaching Young Children, explains ways to support mastery motivation (persistence at mastering challenging tasks or activities) in preschool. 

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Play Games, Learn Math! Explore Numbers and Counting with Dot Card and Finger Games

Sun, 10/01/2017

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This article, published in Teaching Young Children, is the first article in a series about math games and how they support preschooler math readiness.

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5pp.

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Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

Mon, 09/18/2017

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Staff

This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document.

Explore EDC's new resources in this quick-click tour

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18 pp.

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"Formative Assessment” Practices: “But Isn’t It Just Good Teaching?"

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Susan Janssen Creighton is a nationally known expert in professional development and middle grades mathematics instructional design. She is the lead author of the Corwin book, Bringing Math Students into the Formative Assessment Equation: Tools and Strategies for the Middle Grades, and leads innovative mathematics R&D supported by the National Science Foundation and state agencies. To all of her work, she brings insights from her experience as a middle school and high school mathematics teacher. Currently Susan is supporting teachers in developing instructional models that help students become more engaged, independent learners by giving them an active role in monitoring and directing their own mathematics learning. In this post, she shares some lessons learned and insights from this work.

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Math Is Integral to Early Childhood Learning

EDC’s Next Generation Preschool Math and Games for Young Mathematicians projects are spotlighted in the National Science Teachers Association blog post, “Math is Integral to Early Childhood STEM Learning.”

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National Science Teachers Association Blog

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Wed, 07/19/2017

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Mathematical Structure and Error in Kindergarten

Sat, 07/01/2017

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E. Paul Goldenberg, Sharon J. Miller, Cynthia J. Carter, Kristen E. Reed

This article, published in NAEYC's Young Children, shows how wrong answers can reveal children's attention to mathematical structure.  It also looks at how young children use patterns in language to make mathematical meaning.

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7pp

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Early STEM Learning at EDC

Fri, 06/16/2017

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Education Development Center

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early STEM learning experiences that foster their school readiness and success. Features highlights from our research and evaluation, professional development, and instructional design initiatives.

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4 pp

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5 Ways That Playing Games Helps Children Learn Math

Wed, 04/12/2017

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Designed for early childhood teachers and families, this 1-pager describes five ways that playing games supports children in learning important mathematics ideas in fun ways, as well as promoting children's school readiness and success. The author provides hands-on tips and strategies to reinforce key math skills and ideas.

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