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Mathematical Thinking: Assignment

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Running head: MATHEMATICAL THINKING: TEACHING COUNTING ANDMEASURING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD1Mathematical Thinking: Teaching Counting and Measuring in Early Childhood PaperStudent’s NameProfessor’s NameAffiliationDate
MATHEMATICAL THINKING: TEACHING COUNTING AND MEASURING IN EARLYCHILDHOOD2Mathematical Thinking: Teaching Counting and Measuring in Early ChildhoodThe two resources that will be used to educate on the learning areas are picture books(non-ICT resource) and iPads (ICT resource). They will be utilized in the assessment of the twobishop categories of measuring and counting. The study will focus entire on the academic needsof children within the age group of 0-5 years. Analysis will be used to assess the effectiveness ofeach of these resources in the fulfillment of the learning objective associated with individualbishop categories.Mathematical Thinking: MeasuringICT ResourcesResource Explanation: ‘Measuring Kindergarten’URL:Measuring KindergartenMeasuring Kindergarten is an app use to help kids learn about measuring in terms of weight,length, and width. This app allows the child to develop mathematical thinking in terms of weight,length, and width by defining objects as being long, short, heavy, light, narrow, and wide.Measuring Kindergarten was developed by the BugBrained Limited Liability Company with theintention of making an effective teaching resource that is easy to use, engaging, and captivatingto children.Age group:3-5 years of ageBishop category:MeasuringAnalysis
MATHEMATICAL THINKING: TEACHING COUNTING AND MEASURING IN EARLYCHILDHOOD3Measuring Kindergarten play a very crucial role in the management of day to day activities suchas weighing, and assessing length. Therefore it is important to instill these skills in childrenwhile they are still young. Measuring as an element of mathematical thinking implies that a childis able to evaluate activities, events, and things with regards to measurement parameters. Theseparameters include length, quantity, speed, and time.CurriculumAustralian schools are nowadays procuring an introducing iPads in classrooms with the intensionof meeting the learning needs of the 21stCentury pre-school learner. The integration oftechnology into the classroom setting has been made are requirement by the AustralianCurriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority[ CITATION Thé14 \l 1033 ].Teaching StrategyMathematical thinking is considered an in-depth look into different things by categorizing theminto logical, structural, and numerical facets that can be analyzed[ CITATION Kay14 \l 1033 ].The early years of any child are very critical in terms of both mental and physical developments.[ CITATION ERO16 \l 1033 ]. The availability ofconducive social amenities will also influencehow well a child develops counting and measuring mathematical skills. Therefore, numerousearly childhood programs are dedicated towards the nurturing of mathematical skills in childrenaged between 0 to 5 years. For instance, a good early childhood program will developappropriate learning programs that will ensure that children are educated on given areas ofnumeracy and mathematics.Resource Explanation: ‘Tell Time-Little Matchup’
MATHEMATICAL THINKING: TEACHING COUNTING AND MEASURING IN EARLYCHILDHOOD4URL:Time AppTell Time-Little Matchups is an app that is designed to help students learn how to effectivelylearn how to tell the time. The app employs a very simple design that is child-friendly and highlyeffective. The aim of the app developer Innovative Investments Limited was to develop a gamethat allows children to effectively learn about time telling and the basic units of times e.g.seconds, minutes and hours[ CITATION Cat15 \l 1033 ].Age group:3-5Bishop category:MeasuringAnalysisA child will demonstrate mathematical thinkingwhen she/he is able to understand that there is aperiod of time that will need to elapse between lunch and supper. Therefore, it is the role of theeducator/teacher to provide the child with activities and resources that will promotemathematical thinking in children aged between 0 to 5 years[ CITATION Rai14 \l 1033 ].CurriculumThe use of ICTs in the fulfillment of curriculum requirement is intended to better theunderstanding and retention of mathematics and numeracy concepts[ CITATION ACA18 \l 1033
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