September 26, 2018
This bingo-like game allows children to think about numbers in different ways. It focuses children on the attribute of quantity of small sets and helps them build a more robust number sense.
This game played with a hula hoop and bean bags demonstrates all the math that can be explored with a simple tossing game. Each round gives children practice seeing and naming smaller parts of a total number in a variety of ways.
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.