Itsall about getting kids to express their knowledge of mathematics concretely, pictorially, and abstractly – and these story mats will help!
Pictures with things to count! Use quantitative pictures to help students examine math in real life and think more deeply about numbers.
Mathematical Practice 2 states that children should be able to “Reason abstractly and quantitatively.” What does that even mean?? This is one of the math practices that really stumps many of the teachers I work with, and rightly so! The practice itself is a little...
What happens if students can’t even visualize the word, let alone spell it inside out? We live in a “plugged in” culture, where students spend extended periods of time consuming visual images. This severely limits their visual memory or their ability to access and recall images and real-life situations that happened to them.