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Conference Paper/Presentation


Presented at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's 2022 Interface Conference

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Early Childhood, Early Childhood STEM, Early Childhood Mathematics, Early Childhood Science, Subitizing, Patterns, Loose Parts, Sorting, Early Childhood Drawing, Elementary STEM


Curriculum and Instruction | Early Childhood Education | Educational Methods | Educational Technology | Elementary Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education | Science and Mathematics Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development


Young students are equipped with the curiosity and creativity to be successful scientists and mathematicians. In today’s classrooms, strong foundational skills in STEM promote success for years to come. Through play, young students can subitize, sort, draw, recognize patterns, and explore loose parts. Participants will actively take part in several activities highlighting each of these skills.



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