The Early Math Collaborative has been working with the Kentucky Center for Mathematics since 2012. Reflected in the experiences of one of those teachers, a change in attitude and confidence of a teacher exploring math concepts can transform every part of their teaching practice.
Do the children in your classroom know each other’s names? At winter break, are they still pointing to “that girl.” Doing activities in the early weeks of school that use the children’s own names will do wonders for building your classroom community. At the same time, you can be doing math—as well as literacy!