What position does Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000) take on appropriate standards, goals, and activities for preschoolers? This article is a sample of the information from chapter 4, “Standards for Grades Pre-K–2,” which has been selected and annotated by the editors. Please read the chapter for the full story. You can find it on the World Web Web at standards.nctm.org.
This column addresses the early childhood teacher's need to support young children's emerging mathematics understandings and skills in a context that conforms with current knowledge about the way that children in prekindergarten and kindergarten learn mathematics. Readers are encouraged to send manuscripts for this section to “Early Childhood Corner,” NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-9988.