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Many teachers don't know how to design child-directed math activities and often wind up relying on teacher-directed activities that emphasize memorization.
Greg Nelson provides pre-designed, child-centered activities that engage and challenge students to learn math at their own level. Teachers place these easy-to-construct, inexpensive activities "on the shelf" for children to use when they are developmentally ready and interested.
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Greg Nelson, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He has been a lead teacher at a Montessori preschool and serves on a number of math education committees.
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An invaluable and thoroughly 'user friendly' resource Feb 3, 2008
"Math At Their Own Pace: Child-Directed Activities For Developing Early Number Sens" by Greg Nelson (Professor of Early Childhood Education, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts) offers classroom teachers and home-schooling parents with a series of pre-designed, inexpensive activities to use with young children that will provide them with a broad range of fun and informative hands-on math experiences enabling them to learn how to solve problems creatively. The children will achieve an awareness of stable quantities and acquire counting skills to 10 and beyond, become able to recognize and write the numerals 0 through 9, and obtain a whole-part mathematical awareness. Enhanced with recommended ways to present these learning activities to children, and offering guidance on reacting to various student responses, plus customizing variations that tailor the activities to children's specific abilities and interest levels, "Math At Their Own Pace" will prove to be an invaluable and thoroughly 'user friendly' resource ideal for preschool and elementary school curriculums.