Tag: sorting

Ideas at Work: Three bears sort in a dual language classroom

(Vol. 2, Issue 5, March 2011) Wanda Ocasio of Inter-American School saw the opportunity to use a Three Bears sorting lesson to investigate her preschoolers’ understanding of sorting, as well as explore this Big Idea in the context of a multilingual environment.

Book Ideas: Sorting it out

(Vol. 2, Issue 4, February 2011) Sorting things into categories is one of the ways mathematics enters into our daily life. At “clean-up time,” children discover that forks and knives belong in one place, plates belong somewhere else, and glasses and cups belong in yet another place. As children and adults talk about what makes one set of things go together and why other things belong elsewhere, they are doing important talking—and thinking.

Ideas at Work: All sorts of mitten math

(Vol. 2, Issue 4, February 2011) Olivia Trevino’s preschool class at Marsh Elementary School took advantage of all the winter weather to explore picture books about mittens.

Ideas at Work: Algebraic thinking with shoes

(Vol. 2, Issue 1, September 2010) Cindy Collado and her preschool class at Stock School were involved in a shoe project that incorporated many math concepts through a variety of activities over the course of two months.