Where’s the Math?
Books, Games, and Routines to Spark Children's Thinking
Mary Hynes-Berry, Laura Grandau
Make math learning both meaningful and fun by building on children’s natural curiosity to help them grow into confident problem solvers and investigators of math concepts. Using five math-related questions children wonder about as a framework, this book helps you go deeper into everyday math with children by offering • A basic overview of math ideas behind matching and sorting, patterns, number sense, measuring, and spatial relationships • 20 activities appropriate for children in preschool and kindergarten based on new and classic children’s books, games, and classroom routines • Suggestions for individualizing activities for diverse learners • Recommendations for more than 75 children’s books that encourage math-rich thinking and investigation • Examples of intentional questions, comments, and conversations that stretch and focus children’s understanding of math concepts Empower yourself with the guidance and ideas in this practical resource to use play and storytelling to challenge children to think more complexly about the math in everything they see, hear, and do.