August 28, 2019
Cumulative tales and rhymes illustrate growing patterns, typically an increase or decrease by one on each page. As the growing pattern is revealed through the story, children get excited because they can figure out "what comes next."
From an early age, children notice and appreciate patterns in the world around them. Patterns and sequences of different kinds begin to pop up all over the place, especially in the books that children love.
Here are some refreshing books about water and ocean fun that inspire mathematical thinking for summer months. Dive right in!
Children need experiences and practice counting in different, flexible ways while learning the rules of counting. These books and the right questions can help.
Two books that are common in homes and classrooms are great jumping off spots for exploring important concepts of measurement.
Does a polka-dotted sock match a striped sock? In the book A Pair of Socks young children will learn about an important early skill: matching.
Many classrooms are planning year-end picnics, so it’s the perfect time to read We’re Going on a Picnic! by the beloved author Pat Hutchins.
Data analysis uses math to make sense of the world. It is compiling information and describing it in a quantitative way: how many?
This book is a delightful way to start a discussion about estimation in the early grades. Is it reasonable that Hugh Thomas caught a million fish?
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."