1. Choose an appropriate article
Choose a journal article that discusses any aspect of math and young children. Make it current (no more than 3 years old). Be sure to choose a journal that is educationally based, or is otherwise reputable.
2. The write-up
Write a one page, single-spaced critique of the article that you read. The first part of the critique should be a summary of the article. The second part should be your critique of the article.
(About one-half page each, no longer.)
Please hand in a copy of the article with your write-up.
3. What is a critique?
For the purposes of this course, a critique is your view of the educational value of the material presented in the article. Keep these questions in mind as you begin to write:
Will this article be helpful to me as a teacher of young children?
What important information did I learn from this author?
How will I use this information?
Does this article provide useful information to the educational field as a whole?
It isnít necessary to address all of these issues, but they should guide your critique of the article.