Videos that allow teachers to think through math lesson strategies.
June 12, 2015
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…
In this video, students brainstorm ways to sort their shoes. Later, they graphically organize the data from the sets they created.
In this video, students explore spatial relationships by describing and traversing an obstacle course, then making a map of it.
Students distinguish shapes using touch rather than sight.
Teachers encourage children to describe the pattern in a favorite story book.
In this video, students compare the size of their hands to objects around the classroom to find ones that are "just right."
In this geometry activity for pre-k and kindergarten, students distinguish shapes using touch rather than sight.
After graphing their shoes based on specific characteristics, a class discusses the results and draws some conclusions.
A class draws pictures of their shoes and organizes them on a graph based on various characteristics.