March 26, 2017
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.
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.
Phil Daro compares and contrasts the answer-getting learning style of the United States with the collaborative learning style of Japan.