September 26, 2017
The holidays are coming up, and usually that involves a lot of eating. This provides plenty of opportunities to find math all around us.
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.
Here are some refreshing books about water and ocean fun that inspire mathematical thinking for summer months. Dive right in!
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.
Many classrooms are planning year-end picnics, so it’s the perfect time to read We’re Going on a Picnic! by the beloved author Pat Hutchins.
Analyzing student work has many benefits, from better understanding children's current mathematical thinking to considering how to adjust instruction.
Instructor Lisa Ginet explains how to make tangram puzzles, an ancient Chinese game made from seven shapes cut from a square. Over 6500 different arrangements can be made from these seven simple shapes!
Data analysis uses math to make sense of the world. It is compiling information and describing it in a quantitative way: how many?
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?