Tag: animals

Ideas at Work: A colorful book to brighten the dog-gone day

(Vol. 3, Issue 4, June 2012) Daniela Giralt at Gunsaulus Elementary, a 2010-11 Early Math Project participant, used the book Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd to help her preschoolers explore the Big Ideas of counting. This could be a great way to make those “Math to World” connections with the younger primary grades.

Ideas at Work: Control your math fate, estimate!

(Vol. 3, Issue 3, April 2012) Estimation, an important skill for young children to have, can be touched on in many different activities.

Book Ideas: Measuring with books, blocks, and even penguins

(Vol. 3, Issue 1, December 2011) There are any number of wonderful books that give children very concrete images to show how big creatures are and to make comparisons to their own size. Steve Jenkins’ Actual Size and Prehistoric Actual Size have been favorite choices in our past workshops on measurement. However, in last year’s idea book, Laura Miller reported how she and and her preschoolers from Prieto Academy explored linear measurement after studying polar animals.

Book Ideas: The Growing Story and Three Feet Small

The Growing Story and Three Feet Small are two wonderful picture books that address a “math all around us” question that young children find compelling.