This book is openly licensed from the California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office. It guides educators of all levels on developing curriculum, looking at learning theories, developmentally appropriate practice, different models of curriculum and MUCH more.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) publishes practice guides in education to bring the best
available evidence and expertise to bear on current challenges in education. Authors of practice
guides combine their expertise with the findings of rigorous research, when available, to develop
specific recommendations for addressing these challenges. The authors rate the strength of the
research evidence supporting each of their recommendations. See Appendix A for a full description
of practice guides.
The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations
that address the challenge of teaching early math to children ages 3 to 6. The guide provides
practical, clear information on critical topics related to teaching early math and is based on the
best available evidence as judged by the authors.
Practice guides published by IES are available on our website at http://whatworks.ed.gov.