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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Path to Math: More Word Problems for Preschoolers
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El camino a la matemática. Más problemas de planteo para nińos preescolares
Polish Version: Droga do matematyki: Więcej zadań treściowych 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: Classroom Activities
Problem Solving
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.
Learning Standards: 6.A. Demonstrate beginning understanding of numbers, number names, and numerals.
6.B. Add and subtract to create new numbers and begin to construct sets.
6.D. Compare quantities using appropriate vocabulary terms.
Benchmarks: 6.A.ECa. Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in small sets up to 5.
6.B.ECa. Recognize that numbers (or sets of objects) can be combined or separated to make another number.
6.B.ECc. Identify the new number created when small sets (up to 5) are combined or separated.
6.B.ECd. Informally solve simple mathematical problems presented in a meaningful context.
6.B.ECe. Fairly share a set of up to 10 items between two children.
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.