As set out by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in the Common Core State Standards Initiative. For more information, please visit the Counting and Cardinality domain at the Common Core State Standards website.
July 25, 2017
Creating grid games from classroom materials can be a great opportunity for fun and mathematical discussions involving small sets.
Grid games can be some of the earliest experiences children have with board games. And they can be both fun and mathematical.
Children need experiences and practice counting in different, flexible ways while learning the rules of counting. These books and the right questions can help.
In Count Me In! by Cynthia Weill we follow a procession of Mexican folk culture while exploring counting and math concepts.
This book is a delightful way to start a discussion about estimation in the early grades. Is it reasonable that Hugh Thomas caught a million fish?
This Spanish-language example of a rekenrek attendance routine demonstrates how one teacher can mathematize an everyday activity.
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…
Students create visual representations of different numbers. All children will benefit most from exploring number arrangements by beginning with 3 and moving up from that.
Outlined in this The Atlantic article is growing evidence that using fingers to count is an important part of a child's development of number concepts.
Students roll a die and mimic animal movements to connect counting words, visual number arrangements, and actions.