Series: Focus on the Lesson

Walk with Rosie

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Students explore spatial relationships by describing and traversing an obstacle course, then making a map of it.

Why is this important?

This activity deepens children’s understanding of spatial relationships by connecting words, actions and symbols. Many young children understand concepts related to position and spatial relationships before they have the language to describe them.  Because position words such as over, through, across, and under describe objects in relation to one another, they can change depending on one’s perspective.

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Big Idea

Our own experiences of space and two-dimensional representations of space reflect a specific point of view. More

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Big Idea

Relationships between objects and places can be represented with mathematical precision. More

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Common Core Alignment

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Foundational Math Concepts

Source: 10-11 Pre-K Training Video • Copyright: © Erikson Institute • Content ID: EMTR072 ①

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What do you think?

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    Conception Constantino

    May 13, 2015 at 10:37pm

    I really like the lesson ‘Walk with Rosie.”I worked in ESCE pre-kinder program where my students have to be exposed to diverse vocabulary, this lesson gives me the opportunity t implement new strategies in Math. Thank you

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