July 25, 2017
Creating grid games from classroom materials can be a great opportunity for fun and mathematical discussions involving small sets.
Grid games can be some of the earliest experiences children have with board games. And they can be both fun and mathematical.
Before true mathematical thought develops in childhood, babies explore precursor concepts that can be nurtured, including during reading time.
This charming interaction between caregiver and a toddler reveals a number of very early or "precursor" concepts of math.
A moment between adult and toddler using balls and tubes can be a nice opportunity to explore important "precursor" concepts of math.
Math play in preK or kindergarten can become an opportunity to explore measurement, as is the case in this classroom.
What kind of "big" is it? Children explore the differences between tall and wide as they explore which bucket holds the most sand.
Thinking about sandwiches cut in half leads this boy to explore shape composition and equivalence with blocks.
A quick matching game with dot cards is a fun way for preschoolers to practice recognizing small sets without counting.