# Young Children’s Mathematics

## Cognitively Guided Instruction in Early Childhood Education

*Young Children’s Mathematics*explores the development of mathematical understanding in the youngest learners. Reinforced with classroom video clips, this book provides an in-depth, research-based look at how children’s early learning develops and how teachers can authentically promote this kind of sense-making in mathematics.

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* "Young children are naturally curious and observant, and enter school ready to connect their rich informal understandings about the world around them to their experiences in classrooms.” *

—Thomas Carpenter, Megan Franke, Nicholas Johnson, Angela Chan Turrou, and Anita Wager

Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) has helped hundreds of thousands of teachers better understand how their students think mathematically. *Young Children’s Mathematics*,* *the newest addition to the CGI family of books, explores the development of mathematical understanding in the youngest learners. Young children’s everyday lives are full of mathematically-related conversation and play—and they enter school ready to make connections with these informal experiences. This book helps teachers recognize opportunities for making these connections by examining:

- how children apply their emerging counting skills to problem solving situations
- how teachers effectively engage with young learners to support their mathematical development
- How noticing the details of what children
*can do*helps us to build on their partial understandings - ways to bridge children’s mathematical worlds at home and school

*Young Children’s Mathematics*provides an in-depth, research-based look at how children’s early learning develops and how teachers can authentically promote this kind of sense-making in mathematics.

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