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Promoting Children’s Mathematical Inquiry through Play

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Promoting Children’s Mathematical Inquiry through Play

Presented by Brian Mowry, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction, Frog Street Press
Hosted by Stephen Fite, Award-Winning Musician/Writer
Sponsored by Frog Street Press


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Studies suggest that young children engage in substantial yet informal mathematical thinking during play. Brian Mowry, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction at Frog Street Press, discusses how exploratory and dramatic play contributes to young children’s cognitive development and how to bridge this learning to support mathematical competencies related to numeracy, shape and spatial awareness, measurement, classification, and patterning. Viewers will:

  1. Review stages of cognitive development
  2. Understand ways that play contributes to this development
  3. Learn strategies to support and extend young children’s exploratory and dramatic play to address more formal mathematical outcomes

This program is of interest to early childhood educators, administrators, and directors.


brian mowry

About the Presenter

Brian Mowry is the senior author of the Frog Street Pre-K Mathematics Program.  He is a former bilingual preschool and kindergarten teacher with 25 years of experience in both teaching and teacher professional development in the Austin Independent School District. During this time, he was a teacher of the year recipient and awarded the Austin Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC) teacher educator of the year in 2011. He has presented at national conferences and is completing his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin.


stephen fite

About the Host

Stephen Fite is an award-winning musician/writer whose albums have received eighteen nationally recognized honors.  Suitable for the classroom, car or living room, his upbeat brand of children’s music has been delighting students, teachers and parents around the nation for three decades.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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