Videos that allow teachers to think through math lesson strategies.
August 17, 2018
Transition time is a great time for mathematizing a daily routine. This dot card transition is a relatively simple routine that builds number sense in a concrete way.
This Spanish-language example of a rekenrek attendance routine demonstrates how one teacher can mathematize an everyday activity.
Preschool storytime is a great time to teach mathematics! In this video, two teachers use Ellen Stoll Walsh's "Mouse Count" to illustrate the concept of "less and more."
Students create visual representations of different numbers. All children will benefit most from exploring number arrangements by beginning with 3 and moving up from that.
In a Gallery Walk, students walk around the classroom and describe their math thinking in depth, reflecting on the ideas of their classmates.
This third grade teacher leads a gallery walk with her students with the purpose of having children explain their thinking with peers.
Students roll a die and mimic animal movements to connect counting words, visual number arrangements, and actions.
This video from our Focus on the Lesson series demonstrates an activity for teaching capacity in kindergarten and preschool. Students look at two containers and try to determine which one would hold more liquid.
Children sort and re-sort each other, based on various attributes. This activity involves an open sort in which the categories can include a wide range of attributes that must be identified and described by the sorter.
In this video, students brainstorm ways to sort their shoes. Later, they graphically organize the data from the sets they created.