When early number and operation concepts are taught well, children move from understanding “10” as ten ones to understanding “10” as one unit of ten. This knowledge can be applied in many mathematical operations, including addition and subtraction.
Select at least three number and operations in base ten standards for the grade level of your field experience classroom. Design three learning centers for a small group of students that will be run by volunteers. In developing your learning centers, consider students’ personal, family, community experiences, and cultural norms, and how those can be integrated into the math centers. Create one learning center that promotes active inquiry, one that includes problem solving, and one that incorporates technology .
For each learning center, write a 150-250 word handout for the volunteer who will be facilitating each center’s activity.
Include the following in each handout:
- Purpose and learning objective aligned to the state standard
- List of materials/manipulatives to be used and the purpose of each (including technology resources)
- List of age-appropriate content-related vocabulary to be taught and used throughout the activity
- Directions for how to run the activity
- How the activity can be differentiated for students above and below grade level
In a 250-500 word rationale, discuss how your centers are designed to:
- Integrate the personal, family, community experiences, and cultural norms of students .
- Provide opportunities for collaboration and supportive interaction in the early childhood classroom.
Support your rationale with 1-2 scholarly resources.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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Requirements: 500-750 words.
Collaboration and supportive interactions enhance the learning process of each early childhood student (Le, Janssen, & Wubbels, 2018). Therefore, the centers will be instrumental in ensuring that each child is respected, and their different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs, growth, and values embraced. Therefore, collaborating with the various families to involve them in other learning activities will be encouraged. Secondly, the teachers involved in the centers will meet regularly to strategize new and innovative ways of collaborating to promote a more supportive learning environment for each student. Students will also be encouraged to voice their opinions about what they want to be added to the programs to ensure they all feel included. The teachers will also teach the students to be receptive to each other’s ideas and opinions, thereby teaching them the importance of teamwork.