Many topics for young children can be a great opportunity to explore the math in interests they have. Animals is a popular one, full of many options. When introducing math animal games and books can be a natural entry point for the early years.
March 14, 2017
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."
For kids books, geometry doesn't have to just be reciting the shapes. Here are books that can begin rich geometrical discussions.
Students roll a die and mimic animal movements to connect counting words, visual number arrangements, and actions.
Have some Halloween fun with the witch’s tale Room on the Broom. In this lively story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, a witch makes room for her animal friends to ride on her broomstick……
A student computes how many objects are in a collection that is hidden from view.
A kindergarten student determines how many bears are in and out of their cave.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll and A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian are two children's story books that present opportunities for children to explore the mathematical concept of measurement, particularly the Big…
The Growing Story and Three Feet Small are two wonderful picture books that address a “math all around us" concept: growing taller.