Series: Ideas at Work

# Math Fun: Games Utilizing Foundational Math Concepts

A Chicago-area library used the Early Math Collaborative’s Foundational Math Concepts to create a day of math fun, games, and activities for children ages 3-6.

The facilitators of this event created several stations with different games and activities, organized by which math concept they featured. Some of the activities included comparing your height with the height of different animals, and constructing tangram puzzles.

Their reflection on the day contains several other ideas for activities that you could recreate in your home own or classroom. We’re excited to see these rich math ideas worked into such fun activities.

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# Algebraic Thinking with Shoes

Cindy Collado and her preschool class at Stock School were involved in a shoe project that incorporated many math concepts through a variety of activities over the course of two months. The class started by taking a good look at their shoes and then talking and thinking about what they saw.

# Control Your Math Fate, Estimate!

Ellen Stoll Walsh's book Mouse Count can be used in the classroom to cover such broad-ranging topics as data analysis, number sense, and number and operations. Key concepts such as estimation can be explored and investigated.

# Down with Naked Numbers

All kinds of confusion can result when children are asked to rattle off the numbers from 1 to 10 or 20 or higher without actually counting something. In our learning labs and activities we are working to help teachers find ways to avoid “Naked Numbers