This is a training course for early childhood education teachers, which is part of the Erasmus + MEYE (Mathematics in Early Years Education) project. Its main objective is to improve their knowledge of the teaching of mathematics from 0 to 6 years old. The specific objectives of the course are:
a) To reinforce and provide resources to the training that Early Childhood Education professionals have on the area of mathematics and its didactics.
b) To show methodological approaches to introduce mathematics through routines, exploration of the environment, manipulation and playful and meaningful activities in nursery schools.
c) To provide tools to improve the quality of mathematics teaching and to update professional skills available to educators and teachers in nursery schools.
d) To give coherence and continuity to the training and teaching of mathematics for early childhood education between educators (0-3 years) and teachers (3-6 years).
The contents of the course, which presents various methodological proposals, activities and questionnaires, can be divided into the following five blocks:
i) Principles of mathematical, logical and computational thinking.
ii) Number sense. Number to count, number to order, number to express quantities.
iii) Introduction to arithmetic.
iv) Spatial sense and geometry. Measurement.
v) Chance and uncertainty.
- Teacher: Carlos Segura