Exploring activities, math thinking, and maths games for young children in kindergarten.
September 18, 2018
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.
Transition time is a great time for mathematizing a daily routine. This dot card transition is a relatively simple routine that builds number sense in a concrete way.
Sets are basic to children’s thinking and learning. They are also basic to our number system. One of the most important jobs of each number is to describe “how many” there are in a set of things. This module is a flexible set of materials that explore the foundational math topic known as sets.
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.
The holiday season usually brings with it any number of family dinners and communal feasts. For young children, this is a great time to engage in math.
How is it possible to have too many tamales? Well, Maria finds out in the holiday storybook Too Many Tamales by author Gary Soto.