Essential Practices in Early Mathematics: Prekindergarten to Grade Three. [Link
to EM Essentials]
The MAISA General Education Leadership Network Early Mathematics Task Force hopes that you engage with the practices, both individually and with others, not as a list of things to do immediately but rather as a set of practices to guide professional interactions and learning over time as we work together to enhance the capacities of our systems to support equitable and just learning outcomes for each of our children.
Please use the slide deck linked here to support and guide your explorations. This resource includes a set of short videos designed to help orient users of the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Mathematics. The videos address things such as design features, ideas for early use, and overall purpose. The Early Mathematics Task Force hopes that you interact with this slide deck and consider how you might use particular videos as you engage others with these practices.
Many thanks to our Co-Chairs, Dr. Kathy Peasley and Dr. Dana Gosen, and the entire Early Math Task Force for their passion, commitment, and dedication over the last two years to develop and publish this document. The task force is currently working on a plan to support this work in three areas:
1. Awareness and information for all stakeholders
2. Support for ISD/RESA and other professional developers
3. Statewide professional learning for teachers
Both the essential instructional practices and slide deck have been posted to the Early Math Task Force page at migeln.org on the MAISA website.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.
Dave Krebs Executive Director
MAISA General Education Leadership Network
Cell (616) 450-3795
Office (517) 327-5910