A Chicago-area teacher’s intentional teaching and efforts to differentiate for students of varying ability and confidence resulted in a rich math lesson. Based on Audrey Wood’s classic book The Napping House, students created their own books with the details and content unique to themselves.
A preschool student puts together shape blocks to make larger, more complicated shapes from memory. In doing so, she makes connections between the various configurations she is constructing.
Children measure all of the time, even if they’re not using rulers or numbers while doing so. There are many great children’s books about measurement that spur on children’s natural fascination with the subject.