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The National Academy of Sciences Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics reinforces research and with recommendations of other educational research bodies find that: “When given the appropriate learning opportunities, young children can become competent in mathematics.” Furthermore, the committee recommended: “A coordinated national early childhood mathematics initiative should be put in place to improve mathematics teaching and learning for all children, ages 3 to 6.”

According to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics, a curriculum should include:

  • An extensive focus on numbers and geometry
  • A planned curriculum that promotes not only procedures and facts, but also concepts, mathematical thinking, “math talk,” and mathematizing—converting informal and intuitive knowledge into formal and organized ways of thinking and representation.