Activities, thoughts on teaching third grade, and online math games third grade and below.
September 11, 2018
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.
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…
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.
It’s autumn, which means there’s a feeling that cold weather is on its way. A small comfort in the changing weather is that it offers some opportunities for winter math activities.
Analyzing student work has many benefits, from better understanding children's current mathematical thinking to considering how to adjust instruction.
Every Valentine’s Day children talk about caring, friendship, and love. They can also explore math concepts in the books that are read this time of year.
A great way for kids to explore spatial relationships is to read books that call for them to think about where objects are in relation to something else.
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 do wonders for building your classroom community. At the same time, you can be doing math—as well as literacy!
For kids books, geometry doesn't have to just be reciting the shapes. Here are books that can begin rich geometrical discussions.