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Early Mathematics for Pre-K

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1.  In a daily preschool schedule, when should mathematics be taught?
  1. During a scheduled mathematics block.
  2. As an integrated piece of all academic blocks.
  3. As an integrated piece of all daily activities including academic, play, and meal times.
  4. After literacy, which is the priority in early childhood education.
2.  During center time, when should mathematical content be integrated?
  1. With direct teacher instruction at the math center
  2. At all available centers with or without teacher facilitation
  3. Only at centers with teacher facilitation
  4. None of the above
3.  In a classroom rich in environmental mathematics, which of the following would there likely be an abundance of that is accessible to students?
  1. Manipulatives
  2. Tools
  3. Resources
  4. All of the above
4.  Students learn math best when taught in which of the following ways?
  1. In small groups
  2. In various learning contexts
  3. In whole groups
  4. Individually
5.  Who should select a large percentage of classroom mathematics materials?
  1. Students
  2. Teachers
  3. Administrators
  4. Parents
6.  Which of the following is an example of an open-ended question to build on a child's current understanding of mathematical concepts?
  1. What day is it today?
  2. Do you know what shape this is?
  3. How do you know this is a square?
  4. How many do you have?
7.  Which of the following is an effective strategy used to build on a child's understanding of quantities?
  1. Providing tools such as number cards to add to a child's manipulative counting experience
  2. Providing a worksheet for the child to work on independently
  3. Providing homework packets for the child to keep practicing at home
  4. None of the above
8.  What will teachers In a high-quality early math environment do?
  1. Introduce the language of mathematics into everyday situations
  2. Serve as an example by modeling math discussion
  3. Serve as an example by modeling math investigation
  4. All of the above
9.  How should the majority of early mathematics experiences be designed?
  1. Using hands-on authentic learning experiences
  2. Using whole group teacher lecture
  3. Using worksheets
  4. Using rote memorization
10.  When the teacher serves as a facilitator in a high-quality early math environment, what will you likely observe?
  1. Frequent discussion
  2. Scaffolding
  3. Personalized learning
  4. All of the above