It is not about the tool but….

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We always say; ” It is not about the tool, it is about the talk that accompanies the tool”, but some tools are just better than others.

See in our link for today the Tiny Polka Dot from @MathforLove that has no less than 16 math games and will be with your students for years.

Read all about it: HERE

Get real with fractions

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We tend to say: ” They need to get it into their hands before they can get it into their heads”. It refers to lots of math operations but the mathcoachcorner has an interesting take in how to show fractions early and have them play it out.

Read all about it: HERE

Precursor Math Concepts

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The Early Math Collaborative has a great page explaining the notion of Precursor Math Concepts.

Just as the foundation of a building anchors it in the earth and provides essential support for the growing structure, in the first three years of life children engage in a very fundamental way with concepts that anchor a child’s mathematical thinking and are essential for the growth of further mathematics.

Read all about it: HERE or read the new book Precursor Math Concepts

Teaching time tables with rekenrek

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There is a pilot study going on to see how we can teach children time tables by using the Dutch invented rekenrek. See all the details in the link for today.

Read all about it: HERE

Using the ten frames

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Donna Boucher from the Math Coach Corner shares a wonderful article about a game the children can play to boost their familiarity with the all important combinations with ten:

Ten is obviously an important benchmark in our number system. In Kindergarten, learning the combinations of the numbers up to ten is a year-long process. Ten-frames are an ideal tool for exploring combinations for ten. Because of its relationship to ten, one hundred is also an important benchmark. Students can practice composing 100 with a kit of small printed ten-frames.

Read all about it: HERE