Blocks and Beyond: Strengthening Early Math and Science Skills through Spatial Learning

Blocks and Beyond: Strengthening Early Math and Science Skills through Spatial Learning

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Focusing on areas key to academic success - math, science, art and literature, and social studies - early childhood expert Mary Jo Pollman gives teachers research-based insights and ready-to-use activities for promoting children's spatial development throughout the school day. Developed for use with children in preschool through third grade, this innovative teacher training resource: aligns with key focal points specified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Math Panel Report, and the National Science Education Standards; helps children progress in specific areas where U.S. students are falling behind - particularly geometry and geography; improves teacher quality - helps them plan a successful, well-rounded curriculum with creative, age-appropriate activities; strengthens the home-school learning connection with suggestions for games that parents and children can do together; uses easy-to-find materials - shows how to improve spatial skills with everyday items like blocks, play dough, puzzles, globes, and objects found in nature; is fully supported by the latest research and highly respected educational theories, clearly explained throughout the book so teachers know the why behind the how; provides a foundation for later success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

A great inservice professional development resource and an essential text for preservice teachers, this book is key to creating a curriculum that actively promotes spatial development and sets the stage for strong math, science, and other academic skills.

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Author Mary Jo Pollman
Publisher Brookes
Publication Date 2010
Edition No
Pages 200
ISBN13 9781598571011