Share Paper: The developmentally appropriate teaching of data collection and analysis: What do preschool teachers think?

  1. Ashley Lewis Presser, Education Development Center, United States
  2. Jessica Young, Education Development Center, United States
  3. Michelle Cerrone, Education Development Center, United States
  4. Lindsay Clements, Education Development Center, United States
  5. Heather Sherwood, Education Development Center, United States
Monday, October 26 2:05-2:10 PM Room 1

Abstract: This project aims to promote preschoolers’ engagement with and learning of mathematics and computational thinking (CT) with a set of classroom activities that engage preschoolers in a data collection and analysis (DCA) process. To do this, the project team is engaging in an iterative cycle of development and testing of hands-on and play-based curricular investigations. A key component of the project is a teacher-facing digital app (for teachers to use with students on touch-screen tablets) to support the collaboration of preschool teachers and children in collecting data, creating simple graphs, and using the graphs to answer real-world questions. In the ...