Mathematics for Young Minds: Beginning Processes



About this product

Mathematics for Young Minds Beginning Processes is an instruction activity book filled with 75 developmentally sequenced Pre-K to 1st grade mathematical processes activities.

It also includes blackline masters and informal assessment guidelines.

Product Details

This book focuses on the mathematical background and research base of children using initial mathematical reasoning processes. The goal is to help young learners strengthen their abilities to represent, reason, communicate and problem solve. This is done by developing the following five beginning processes:

  • Identifying and Describing Attributes
  • Matching
  • Sorting
  • Comparing
  • Ordering

Additional information

Weight1 lbs

Features & Benefits

In early childhood, children should experience both repeating and growing patterns. The activities in each unit of this book contains three activities for each of the following five mathematical strands:

  • Number
  • Space and Shape
  • Chance and Data
  • Patterns in Algebra
  • Measurement

The Pre-K to 1st grade mathematical processes activities in each strand involve helping young children develop skills for identifying, exploring and predicting patterns.

These activities encourage children to:

  • Communicate reasoning
  • Engage in discussion
  • Reflect on experiences
  • Connect new ideas with existing mathematical knowledge
  • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Promoted in Students
  • Expand and deepen conceptual knowledge
  • Encourage representation abilities
  • Strengthen problem solving skills
  • Develop communication skills
  • Problem solve and connect mathematical ideas

Target Audience

Pre-K – Grade 1

Series Overview

The Mathematics for Young Minds Set is a collection of 6 teacher instruction activity books for Pre-K through to Grade 1. The series provides activities that are rich in concrete materials and language to expand and deepen conceptual knowledge.

These activities, which include blackline masters, help young children in the initial reasoning processes of identifying and describing attributes, matching, sorting, comparing, measurement, and ordering.