Videos that allow teachers to think through math lesson strategies.
April 13, 2021
Looking for new rekenrek activity ideas? Try voting with a rekenrek chart. In this video, we see a rekenrek chart used to solve a dilemma common to early childhood classrooms: choosing between two favorite books at story time.
A good sense of the number ten is critical for building young children’s reasoning strategies. Here we see kindergarteners making the number ten on a rekenrek, a tool with red and white beads in groups of 5s with 10 beads on each row.
In this lesson launch, we see a third-grade teacher using reading comprehension strategies to help children understand a math story problem using a Three Reads strategy.
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, allowing them to subitize.
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.