If you teach young children that math involves fun and creativity, you can help them develop an early appreciation of mathematics. Students who enjoy math class will approach the subject with a high energy level and an open mind, making it easier for them to learn new skills. And if a student gains an early appreciation of math, that student will be more likely to succeed in mathematics in the future.
That's the driving force behind Math-tivities. So if you're stuck in a rut when it comes to teaching math to your kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2 students, try some “Math-tivities”! Brian and Yvonne Crawford have developed new ways to enliven your math class and help your students learn. Try:
* Mathbooking - a new combination of math journals + scrapbooking
* Math Glyphs - students answer math questions to create a personal work of art
* Math and Tell - combines storytelling with math word problems
* Math Games and Puzzles - brand-new math games to entertain students while they learn
* Taking Math Outside - use the great outdoors as your new location for math class
* Holiday Math - special seasons of the year are perfect for showcasing math
What’s more, all the Common Core State Standards for mathematics in kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 are aligned with one or more “math-tivity,” so you can be sure your curriculum is covered while your students are learning to love math!
The Crawfords' BIG Book of Math-tivities
by Brian & Yvonne Crawford
Published by: Compass Publishing
Publication date: November 2013