Book ideas for using stories to infuse the early years with mathematical learning.
March 24, 2019
At the heart of it, graphing in the early years is about quantifying information in order to answer a question. That requires children to organize data in some visible way so that comparisons and generalizations are possible.
From an early age, children notice and appreciate patterns in the world around them. Patterns and sequences of different kinds begin to pop up all over the place, especially in the books that children love.
How is it possible to have too many tamales? Well, Maria finds out in the holiday storybook Too Many Tamales by author Gary Soto.
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.
The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). With an aim to "inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world in children of all ages," the winners…
Long before young children are writing equations with the equal sign, they are exploring how amounts that look different can actually be equivalent.
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.
The holidays are coming up, and usually that involves a lot of eating. This provides plenty of opportunities to find math all around us.
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.