The National Council Of Teachers Of Mathematics ( Nctm ) And National Association For The Education Of Young Children

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Summary: This article focuses on the positions of both the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) stating that having high quality, challenging and accessible math education is essential for 3-6 years olds, creating a promising future for students. Within their daily classroom setting, there needs to be a research based curriculum that includes policies, organized support and appropriate resources.
Essential Questions:
Should teachers start incorporating math into all other subjects? Or should math be a stand alone subject?
Yes should be incorporated into all subjects. Of the 10 things key professionals should incorporate into high quality math education, number 7 is prominent. It states, “integrate mathematics with other actives and other actives with mathematics” (Boyd 2008). When children at the early elementary level are processing knowledge they don 't have each subject sectioned off. When a teacher is teaching a lesson on math, a child doesn’t process that as we are doing math. There brains aren’t quite developed as a “cubbybox”, Therefore, if a teacher is incorporating math into all their lessons, there are many applicable ways students can use math without even knowing. For example, when a teacher assigns a project or investigation, students must use math to collect date, record information and any mathematical question.
Should parents be encouraged to teach their children some

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