Focus on the Child videos are taken from one-on-one interviews with individual children. The interviews are designed to elicit evidence of children’s mathematical thinking. They are not teaching episodes or formal assessments.
April 3, 2014
A child estimates the number of cubes in a collection.
A kindergarten student organizes shape blocks by the various shapes of their faces.
A kindergarten student finds a way to sort cups by capacity.
A child identifies various shapes.
A child plays "hide-and-seek" with a group of bears to determine how many are missing from a larger group.
A child explains how he organizes a group of bears.
A kindergarten student uses blocks to make groups that are larger than, smaller than, and equal to the instructor's set.
A story about bears moving in and out of a cave provides an opportunity for math thinking.
A student determines the relative lengths of different objects.
A kindergartner demonstrates how high he can count.