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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge has become a necessity in today’s world. Children are naturally curious. STEM activities help to focus that early desire into learning important skills that will serve children throughout their lives.

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Foundations of Numeracy Resource Kit

The Foundations of Numeracy Resource Kit was created for early learning practitioners and teachers to help support the development of numeracy skills of children in their care. The information presented in the kit is based on a comprehensive review of recent well-designed research studies on the learning and teaching of mathematics. The findings of these studies are communicated in an accessible format, making this resource an effective reference tool that can be used in daily practice. The kit is divided into two volumes: one for early learning and child care practitioners and the other for elementary school teachers. Each volume includes a research summary and several additional components.

Enjoy Some Of Our Past Content On This Topic

1. Math with Kids is Fun!
Like literacy, numeracy starts in the very early years. Download the copy here.

2. Ages & Stages of Numeracy Development
Ages and stages of numeracy development outlined from birth to 6 years old. Download the copy here. 

3. Supporting Math & Science Learning at Home
Children are naturally curious about the world they live in and hands-on, relevant activities with an emphasis on learning about science in everyday life will help them form a deeper understanding of how the world works. Download the copy here.

 

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