John Van De Walle

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John Van de Walle said to believe in kids! Allow them to think, to struggle, and to reason with new ideas as together you find the excitement that happens when mathematics makes sense. Plato said the beginning is the most important part of the work. My position as a kindergarten teacher places me at the beginning of a child’s educational excitement, where we begin to establish the foundation of number sense in their world. My job is to start these children off on the journey of lifelong learning! Standards for School Mathematics from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics lists one of the strands as Number and Operations. Included among the expectations for PreK-Grade 2 are: ● count with understanding and recognize “how many” in…show more content…
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