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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Path to Math: Real Graphs for Preschoolers
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El camino a la matemática. Gráficos reales para niños preescolares
Polish Version: Droga do matematyki: Prawdziwe wykresy dla przedszkolaków
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Mathematics
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: MATHEMATICS
Goals: 6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
8. Identify and describe common attributes, patterns, and relationships in objects.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
Learning Standards: 6.D. Compare quantities using appropriate vocabulary terms.
8.A. Explore objects and patterns.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
Benchmarks: 6.D.ECa. Compare two collections to see if they are equal or determine which is more, using a procedure of the child’s choice.
6.D.ECb. Describe comparisons with appropriate vocabulary, such as “more”, “less”, “greater than”, “fewer”, “equal to”, or “same as”.
8.A.ECa. Sort, order, compare, and describe objects according to characteristics or attribute(s).
10.B.ECa. Organize, represent, and analyze information using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs, with teacher support.