Activities, ideas, and discussion helping teachers think through maths in classrooms.
November 7, 2018
Traditions around food and feasts provide rich opportunities to connect math at school with children’s experiences at home. From Diwali to Thanksgiving, fall is a season of special meals with loved ones.
A new book released in August 2018 from the Collaborative examines the connections and questions that arise from discussing math experiences in early childhood settings and the research into children's mathematical learning.
All members of a household have things in common and things that set them apart. Exploring the important ways that loved ones go together and what makes them unique involves both mathematical thinking and a…
Along with being "mathical" award winners, these books provide compelling contexts that help primary grade children understand why more advanced counting is useful and that it isn’t always efficient to count by ones.
Moving from one activity to another just got a lot more mathematical with this simple routine that builds early number sense with preschoolers.
The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). With an aim to "inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world in children of all ages," the winners…
Teachers in four schools recently experimented with a "problem stem" protocol for helping their children understand the math going on in the word problems they face in class. This was part of our Big Shoulders…
Long before young children are writing equations with the equal sign, they are exploring how amounts that look different can actually be equivalent.
We call 10 a "friendly" number, a landmark, a benchmark. Whatever you call it, 10 is really big in early math, and it's really big to the Collaborative.