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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Mathematics learning in early childhood : paths toward excellence and equity / Christopher T. Cross, Taniesha A. Woods, and Heidi Schweingruber, editors ; Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-0-309-12806-3 (hardback) — ISBN 978-0-309-12807-0 (pdf)

1. Mathematics—Study and teaching (Early childhood) 2. Early childhood education. I. Cross, Christopher T. II. Woods, Taniesha A. III. Schweingruber, Heidi A. IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics.

QA135.6.M384 2009

372.7—dc22

2009033436

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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2009). Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Toward Excellence and Equity. Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics, Christopher T. Cross, Taniesha A. Woods, and Heidi Schweingruber, Editors. Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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