Early Childhood Mathematics Videos

Hal Melnick
January 2018 | Bank Street Graduate School of Education & The National Center for Children in Poverty

The Bank Street Graduate School of Education created a framework for developmentally grounded learning of mathematics curriculum for children ages 3–5. Through 14 classroom observation videos, this resource demonstrates teaching practices to observe and classify the types of mathematics that a child is doing. The resource utilizes daily experiences (i.e., puzzles, block areas, dramatic play activities, structured math manipulations, etc.) as opportunities for plentiful mathematical engagement. These content pedagogy offerings build upon the Six Big Ideas: A Framework for a Developmental Mathematics Curriculum report that contends children ages 3–5 need to balance knowledge of early numbers, classification/categorization, seriation, temporal concepts, spatial relations, and pre-standardized measuring.