May 27, 2020
Do you remember enjoying fingerplay songs like 5 Little Monkeys or Un Elefante Se Balanceaba when you were young? You may not have realized that sharing these songs is a great way to bring math to life.
Regardless of how high a preschooler can rote count, a child’s sense of what those numbers actually mean develops gradually. We call this understanding number sense, and it requires relating numbers to real quantities.
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.
A child compares two small sets of wooden cubes.
This pre-k English Language Learner uses gesture to articulate math ideas while putting together a shape puzzle.
Math, with its own set of unique vocabulary, can sometimes be a difficult subject for non-native speakers of English.
A kindergarten student uses blocks to make groups that are larger than, smaller than, and equal to the instructor's set.
A child identifies two-dimensional shapes.
In this video, a preschool-age English Language Learner uses direction words to tell a story about finding a lost teddy bear.