October 24, 2017
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.
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.
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!
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.
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…