For Pre-K students, it is important that they learn counting, use of numbers, shapes, patterns, matching, sorting, grouping, and problem solving.

2. Explain your math program.

The Creative Curriculum program that the Pre-K used was objectives for development and learning, and the teachers provide a wide range of materials to encourage the children to explore. They use small group and large group settings.

3. Explain how you integrate math into other content areas.

In the block area, the students build with the blocks, shapes, grouping, sorting, count the blocks, add and subtract the blocks.

In the Dramatic Play area, the students can measure, compare food

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What did the teacher do to prepare the environment for mathematical learning and exploration?

All of the mathematical centers are available to the students at all times. The students have morning circle time, where the teacher goes through the date, how the weather is, etc., and then they do writing to practice their name and the letter for that day. The students get to participate in centers, where the teachers go around and involve all subject matters to talk individually or in groups with the students about what they are playing with. For example, 3 children where stacking up blocks, and the teacher asked each student how many blocks where in their stack. After each student counted their block, she asked who had the tallest stack, explaining measurement, counting, larger and smaller.

4. What adaptations did the teacher make for individual learners?

There was no child that needed individual attention while I was observing, but I interviewed the teacher on this question and she said that they make accommodations for the child and they let the child interact with the other children as fit. The teacher also said that they work one on one with children that need individual attention to make sure that they succeed and to see how they are