November 7, 2018
Traditions around food and feasts provide rich opportunities to connect math at school with children’s experiences at home. From Diwali to Thanksgiving, fall is a season of special meals with loved ones.
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.
It’s autumn, which means there’s a feeling that cold weather is on its way. A small comfort in the changing weather is that it offers some opportunities for winter math activities.
Here are some refreshing books about water and ocean fun that inspire mathematical thinking for summer months. Dive right in!
Cutting paper hearts for Valentine’s Day math fun is a common, early experience with symmetry for many young children.
Every Valentine’s Day children talk about caring, friendship, and love. They can also explore math concepts in the books that are read this time of year.
A great way for kids to explore spatial relationships is to read books that call for them to think about where objects are in relation to something else.
In this conversation, a teacher reflects on the successes and difficulties of a recent lesson. With a coach, she discusses the successes of the lesson, as well as details to improve on next time.