Lots of Lines - Stimulating Learning
Activities linked with lines and pattern in the Early Years from Rachel (",)
Simple Popsicle Stick Chain Reactions - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Popsicle/Craft Stick Chain Reactions – Herringbone and Clever Levers Of all the craft materials we have ever purchased, I have to say that we have gotten the most bang for our buck with a pack of 300 craft sticks that we bought a couple of years ago! Last year we posted about building an exploding […]
Travelling Tuesday: Inquiring Minds: Mrs. Myers' Kindergarten
Welcome to the second week of Travelling Tuesday! This week I am so excited to be featuring Darla Myers, an educator that teaches Kindergarten in Ohio and the author of the blog: Inquiring Minds: Mrs. Myers' Kindergarten I have been following Darla's blog and teaching journey for quite some time. I love the way she makes learning visible and offers the students choice as well as a variety of materials and experiences to demonstrate their learning. Purposeful materials are placed to encourage…
What can you balance? Exploring Mass!
Sarama and Clements stress that “the importance of well-planned, free-choice play, appropriate to the ages of the children, should not be underestimated. Such play…if mathematized contributes to mathematics learning” (2009, p. 329). Recently, various materials were set up at the math carpet for students to explore and investigate mass and balance. The only instruction was a sign that read "What can you balance?" I stepped back and watched as the students immediately engaged with excitement…
How to Make a Cardboard Box Marble Labyrinth Game - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Engineering STEM activity for kids - Build a cardboard box marble labyrinth! Get the marble through the course without it dropping into the holes.
Counting and Grouping with Sticks. Playful Maths
Welcome back to the "Playful Maths" weekly series brought to you by Learn with Play at home (us) and The Imagination Tree Together, let's make MATHS FUN! ............................................................................................................ Last week I shared Learning Patterns with Lego. This week we bring you another 2 Playful Maths Activities using Natural Materials. This week we are focusing on counting and grouping. Other skills involved include fine motor, teen…
Maths Investigation Area for Open-Ended Learning - The Imagination Tree
Set up a specific area for playful maths investigations at home or at school, to encourage plenty of open-ended play with a range of everyday materials.
mathematical provocations in K/1 classrooms
During September I visited Louesa Byrne's K/1 classroom at Thompson and Lauren MacLean's K/1 classroom at Blair. Over several visits we created mathematical provocations for the students to engage with mathematics and allow the teachers an opportunity to assess what their students were able to do in the area of patterning and general number sense. Can you stack 5 rocks? Mathematical Intention: one-to-one correspondence, counting, decomposing 5 into parts What different patterns can you make?…