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Early Math Development Crucial for Academic Success

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Early Math Development Crucial for Academic Success

New Resource Book Prepares Early Educators to Teach Math Well


Lewisville, N.C., June 30, 2021 – According to international research, there is an overwhelming need to focus on appropriate early math development. Math is a strong predictor of future academic success and is critical to providing strong, firm foundations to young children that lead to lifelong learning. However, most early childhood educators have received very little formal training in math for the early years (ages 3-5).

The Path to Early Math: What Preschool Teachers Need to Know, a new resource book written by Ingrid Crowther, EdD, bridges this gap in teacher-preparation programs. With a distinct focus on language acquisition and vocabulary enhancement, each chapter describes how to set up an appropriate learning environment to support interactions and activities related to the skills discussed.

Filled with photographs of children engaged in real experiences that demonstrate specific math concepts, chapters follow a developmental order. Topics include one-to-one correspondence; forming sets; object counting; patterning; measurement; two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes; parts and wholes; and computations. Teachers and teacher-educators looking for ways to strengthen the math learning early childhood settings will find this reference guide helpful for supporting teachers’ understanding of how to implement approaches in their classrooms.

The Path to Early Math: What Preschool Teachers Need to Know ($34.95, 288 pages, 7”x10”, paperback, ISBN 978-0-87659-920-4) by Ingrid Crowther, EdD, will be available in September 2021 from Gryphon House. Dr. Crowther is available for media inquiries. Digital review copies may be requested through Edelweiss.

Ingrid Crowther, EdD, is an experienced educator, having taught in early childhood, elementary, and university programs.  She is an educational consultant, speaker, and prolific author who has published numerous articles and textbooks for the early-years field.  Dr. Crowther lives in Canada and works internationally to increase quality practices in early-years settings.

Gryphon House is an award-winning publisher of resource books designed to help early childhood educators and families with children from birth through age understand and successfully apply today’s theories and best practices of early education.

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