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Teaching Numeracy to Young Children: A Responsive and Differentiated Approach
Thursday January 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Brian Mowry, M.A., Early Childhood Mathematics Consultant and Specialist
Sponsored by Frog Street Press
This webinar presented a research-supported scope and sequence for teaching young children concepts related to number sense. Mathematics specialist Brian Mowry delivered practical tips for:
- small number recognition of quantities to 3
- small number recognition supported through meaningful counting with quantities up to 5
- synchronized and organized counting with sets up to 10
- conceptual subitizing of quantities to 10 and connection of numerals to quantities 1- 10
- comparison of quantities 1-10 via counting
- modeling the joining of sums to 10 and finding differences (separating) within 10
Mr. Mowry reviewed engaging whole group instructional content and activities appropriate for all developmental levels represented within one classroom. He discussed how to differentiate within small groups and individualize instruction following the scope and sequence presented in the above topics so that each child can practice at a level commensurate to their skill set and development.
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Brian Mowry has devoted the past 24 years of his professional career to the education of young children. In addition to teaching bilingual prekindergarten and kindergarten for 11 years in the Austin Independent School District, Mr. Mowry has served as a district level mathematics specialist for K-5th grade. He is currently working as the district’s early childhood preschool curriculum specialist– a position which allows him to write curriculum and deliver professional development for 350 full-day preschool teachers. Outside of public education, Mr. Mowry is the senior author of the Frog Street Mathematics Pre-K program and has presented at numerous state and national conferences, including NAEYC and NCTM. He has earned various awards, including Teacher of the Year, the Austin Association for the Education Of Young Children’s 2011 Teacher Educator of the Year, and Austin’s E3 Alliance 2015 Architect of Educational Change for his work in promoting kindergarten readiness in the Central Texas region. He is currently completing his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin where he has co-authored scholarly articles in professional journals such as Young Children and Principal.
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