I love listening to kids and their math reasoning when you give them an opportunity to tell you how they think! They have masterful minds. I love the ways they come up with to tell you how their brain is thinking, and even if they aren’t sure how their brain is thinking, they tell you in their cute five-year-old way!
Kids can look at a digit and recognize it as an 8, but they often don’t understand what’s behind the digit. Yes, the symbol means 8, but 8 could be 4 and 4, or 5 and 3, or 6 and 2. In some countries, they teach letters last and the sounds first. If the student doesn’t know what sound the K makes, there’s no point in looking at the symbol and knowing its name. The same is true of math.
We have all been there…trying to get students to develop one-to-one correspondence with concrete objects. You have a pile of counters ready on your table.”Watch how I do it,” you say. “1, 2, 3, 4.” And with great patience, you carefully move one counter at a time from one side of the table to the other.
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Simply put, Inside Mathematics is a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students’ mathematics learning and performance, but the collection of resources they have made available to teachers (at no cost) is far from simple!
Can English/langauge arts, math, and science really relate to each other?
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Today our children in the 21st century are into technology, aren’t they?! Many children would love to stay on their iPads and play “Minecraft” or check out fun videos rather than do any fun crafts or projects.
With all of the testing going on in classrooms today, school–just plain and simple–isn’t as fun as it used to be. Teachers are worried about their students’ performance and about being evaluated on how well their kids perform, regardless of how “at-risk” they are or the many factors influencing their learning.