This topical guide on mathematics and young children a will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian).

  • The Young Child and Mathematics
    Juanita V. Copley, 2010
    Reflects recent developments in math education using vignettes from classrooms, activity ideas, and strategies for teaching young children about math processes and concepts. Incorporates standards and guidelines from NCTM and NAEYC.
    QA 135.5 .C576 2010 648762037
  • Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Math
    NAEYC, 2012
    In this collection of articles form NAEYC’s journal Young Children, teachers of children from infancy through age 8 will learn how to help children develop, construct, use, and reflect o their mathematical understandings.
    QA 1 .S77 2012 810340627
  • Preschool Math Collection
    The EIC has 10 collections of picture books on various mathematics topics including counting, shapes, patterns, sequencing and size. These picture book collections can be mailed to patrons in the state of Illinois. There is also a selection of hands on teaching materials (manipulatives) that can be borrowed however these are not mailed to patrons and must be picked up in person.

Advanced math concepts  QA 135.6 .P9207 2015
Counting 1 QA 113 .P9211 2015
Counting 2  QA 113 .P9212 2015
Counting 3 (For Toddlers)  QA 113 .P9213 2015
Easy Math and Rhyming Books  QA 16 .P9217 2015
Patterns  QA 11.2 .P9210 2015
Sequencing  QA 16 .P9214 2015
Shapes 1  QA 461 .P9208 2015
Shapes 2  QA 461 .P9209 2015
Size  QE 861.5 .P9209 2015


Contact us to request a resource listed below (or ask your local public librarian). Some videos may be viewed online.

  • Building Mathematical Competencies in Early Childhood
    Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2013
    In this video, experts from Erikson Institutes’ Early Mathematics Education Project discuss approaches to creating rich, developmentally appropriate math experiences for young children.
    QA 135.6 .B8682 2012 870141351



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Web Resources

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Mathematics and Young Children