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EDU 111 - Teaching Math & Science to Young Children - Textbook

Chapter 1: Early Learning

1.1: What We Learn Before We're Born

1.1: What We Learn Before We're Born

"What We Learn Before We're Born" by Annie Murphy Paul is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.


Pop quiz: When does learning begin?

Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb — from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

 

1.2 Early Childhood Mathematics: Promoting Good Beginnings

1.2 Early Childhood Mathematics: Promoting Good Beginnings

"Early Childhood Mathematics: Promoting Good Beginnings" ©2002 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.


A joint position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Adopted in 2002. Updated in 2010.

 

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1.3 The Surprisingly Logical Minds of Babies

1.3 The Surprisingly Logical Minds of Babies

"The Surprisingly Logical Minds of Babies" by Laura Schulz is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

 

How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.