Mathematics and Reasoning

Mathematics and reasoning skills include a child’s ability to count, understand number sense, manipulate objects, create patterns, sort, compare and measure.

Research on children’s learning in the first six years of life validates the importance of early experiences in mathematics for lasting positive outcomes (Bowman, Donovan & Burns, 2001). Through Mother Goose Time curriculum, children develop the ability to reason mathematically and become increasingly sophisticated in the ability to recognize and analyze the mathematics inherent in the world around them (Baroody, Bajwa & Eiland, 2009). Children’s early mathematical experiences play a significant role in the development of their understanding of mathematics and serve as a foundation for their cognitive development (Tudge & Doucet, 2004).

Mathematics and Reasoning skills and goals integrated within the Mother Goose Time Curriculum:


15 Number Concepts
15.1 Identifies numerals
15.2 Counts to determine quantity
15.3 Understands operations
16 Shapes
16.1 Identifies shapes
16.2 Manipulates parts and wholes
17 Spatial Awareness
17.1 Flips and rotates objects
17.2 Determines object location
18 Patterns and Sorting
18.1 Identifies and creates patterns
18.2 Matches, sorts and charts
19 Measurement
19.1 Estimates and measures
19.2 Compares and seriates
20 Logic
20.1 Solves problems

Developmental Skill Continuum

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