October 24, 2017
The holiday season usually brings with it any number of family dinners and communal feasts. For young children, this is a great time to engage in math.
How is it possible to have too many tamales? Well, Maria finds out in the holiday storybook Too Many Tamales by author Gary Soto.
The holidays are coming up, and usually that involves a lot of eating. This provides plenty of opportunities to find math all around us.
Children need experiences and practice counting in different, flexible ways while learning the rules of counting. These books and the right questions can help.
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.
One of the most classic images of the Halloween season is a witch's magic pot or cauldron. Singing about witches' brew and reading tales of magical pots can also be a great way to introduce math concepts... as long as you find the right book! Below are three of our favorite magic cauldron tales that could be introduced during the Halloween season (or any time) to spark discussion around important math ideas such as doubling, capacity, and measurement.
A Chicago-area teacher's intentional teaching and efforts to differentiate for students of varying ability and confidence resulted in a rich math lesson. Based on Audrey Wood's classic book The Napping House, students created their own books with the details and content unique to themselves.