Overview of Early Mathematics Education
More than 150 alumni, students, early childhood professionals, and other guests turned out Saturday, October 18, 2008, for the grand opening of Erikson’s new campus. They enjoyed tours, refreshments, and a series of presentations showcasing the work of faculty and alumni.
The event concluded with a discussion of current and future trends in the field led by President Samuel J. Meisels and Professor Barbara T. Bowman, with Frances Rust, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean, moderating.
- Why is early mathematics important? (4:31)
- Myth 1: Early math is primarily learning numbers and shapes (4:08)
- Myth 2: Teaching this is easy since it’s the most basic math (9:28)
- Myth 3: Young children learn math naturally through play, so direct instruction is developmentally inappropriate (8:47)
- How the Early Mathematics Education Project improves teaching (12:50)
- Question and answer session (5:31)