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Title: Math and the Project Approach
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La matemática y el Método de Enseñanza por Proyectos
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Mathematics
Project Approach
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.
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
8. Identify and describe common attributes, patterns, and relationships in objects.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
Learning Standards: 6.A. Demonstrate beginning understanding of numbers, number names, and numerals.
6.D. Compare quantities using appropriate vocabulary terms.
7.A. Measure objects and quantities using direct comparison methods and nonstandard units.
8.A. Explore objects and patterns.
10.A. Generate questions and processes for answering them.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
Benchmarks: 6.A.ECa. Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in small sets up to 5.
6.A.ECd. Connect numbers to quantities they represent using physical models and informal representations.
6.D.ECb. Describe comparisons with appropriate vocabulary, such as “more”, “less”, “greater than”, “fewer”, “equal to”, or “same as”.
7.A.ECa. Compare, order, and describe objects according to a single attribute.
7.A.ECc. Use vocabulary that describes and compares length, height, weight, capacity, and size.
7.A.ECd. Begin to construct a sense of time through participation in daily activities.
8.A.ECa. Sort, order, compare, and describe objects according to characteristics or attribute(s).
8.A.ECb. Recognize, duplicate, extend, and create simple patterns in various formats.
10.A.ECa. With teacher assistance, come up with meaningful questions that can be answered through gathering information.
10.A.ECb. Gather data about themselves and their surroundings to answer meaningful questions.
10.B.ECa. Organize, represent, and analyze information using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs, with teacher support.
10.B.ECb. Make predictions about the outcome prior to collecting information, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.