January 3, 2017
One of the best ways to delve into the rules and patterns that govern algebra is through the books that are read to children each and every day.
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.
Sylvia Celadón-Pattichis advocates storytelling as a means to vary the context of word problems to make them more relevant and accessible to young, dual-language learners.
A quick matching game with dot cards is a fun way for preschoolers to practice recognizing small sets without counting.
Building block towers provides a natural opportunity to measure height. In this scene, children use strings and a broom.
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…
For kids books, geometry doesn't have to just be reciting the shapes. Here are books that can begin rich geometrical discussions.
This article, which includes powerful words by our own Dr. Jie-Qi Chen, describes the importance of early math, how it is often shortchanged in classrooms, and explains techniques that are becoming increasingly common for bringing…
At Chase Elementary in Chicago, teachers from PreK to 5th grade meet regularly in grade level teams with the goal of sharing their practice.
The sessions included an overview of foundational math concepts as well as hands-on early math games and activities for the classroom.