Review: The Education Shelf, Bookwatch - October 20, 2015
Allen C. Rosale's Mathematizing: An Emergent Math Curriculum Approach for Young Children offers strategies for building children's math skills through a process of immersing kids in a program connecting math to everyday experiences. It's a style that blends lessons and case studies with illustrations and charts unavailable elsewhere and specific to this customized style of teaching, and offers educators a concrete program of learning based on the author's twenty-plus yeas of experience as an early childhood educator. The result is a highly recommended approach.
Review by: Marsha Hawley, Lead.Learn.Excel, Ounce of Prevention Fund - April 13, 2015
The book is excellent. Thank you for allowing the opportunity to read it and make comment. Allen Rosales is an inspirational speaker, and promotes effective strategies for teachers who range from novices to highly qualified and experienced educators. It is remarkable that he is able to do this through a book! This book captures his ability to communicate complex concepts into easily digestible pieces for teachers. His "real life" examples allow the reader to think about strategies from a personal perspective, demystifying mathematical concepts, and encouraging math as a part of everyday life and everyday thinking. This book is a curriculum—an appropriately guided and well thought through capstone project that will enhance the knowledge for all early childhood education teachers.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book.