Ideas for using math-related books for creative early math curriculum.
February 25, 2013
As a little boy adds more and more trimmings to a snowman on each page, children can chant along and experience the growing pattern: “4 prickly pinecones, 3 striped scarves, 2 bright blue mittens, and a red cap with a gold snap.
Enjoy the myriad of repeating patterns in this storytelling clip.
Olivia Trevino’s preschool class at Marsh Elementary School took advantage of all the winter weather to explore picture books about mittens. The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth and The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt are two delightful…
Sorting things into categories is one of the ways mathematics enters into our daily life. Talking about attributes and qualities such as size, shape, texture, and color encourages children to look more closely at things.
Sharon Hogan and her preschool class at Peterson School had all kinds of fun with the way Eric Carle’s The Secret Birthday Message plays with the two main faces of geometry—shapes and spatial sense.
There are any number of wonderful books that give children very concrete images to show how big creatures are and to make comparisons to their own size.
There’s nothing like a stack of attractive counting books to help young children explore number. However, it’s worth taking the time to analyze exactly how the numbers in the book are put to work, so…
We find that one sure fire way to warm up children’s attitude towards mathematics is to build math activities and lessons out of the books they all love to read. When we start to sort…
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney and Where Do I Live? by Neil Chesanow are two books that give children a way to explore where they are in relationship to other things and places.
In this geometry activity for pre-k and kindergarten, students distinguish shapes using touch rather than sight.