Objectives Learn developmentally appropriate math standards and activities for preschoolers Give you some new ideas for math games and activities Help you understand and enjoy a new way to think about the relationship of math and the young child
The Child is the Focus Connect the child to each learning activity.
The Child Teaches “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” -John Cotton Dana
Intentional In high quality mathematics education for 3-6 year-old children, teachers and other key professional should… Actively introduce mathematical concepts, methods, and language through a range of appropriate experiences and teaching strategies.
Appropriate and Playful experienceBuild on children’s experience and knowledge developmentBase mathematics curriculum and teaching practices on knowledge of children's development sustained interactionProvide for children’s deep and sustained interaction playProvide ample time, materials, and teacher support for play
What is Appropriate Geometry for Young Children? Spatial OrientationSpatial Orientation Spatial VisualizationSpatial Visualization ShapesShapes –3-Dimensional Shapes –Composing and Decomposing 2 and 3-Dimensional Shapes –Transformations
Let’s Get Together! Find your matching color station, and listen for directions. LET’S HAVE FUN!!!
Directions Each station has a piece of paper labeled with a teaching objective and corresponding materials. Find your matching color station Assign a “Scribe” to record and present. Come up with as many games and activities as you can with your group, and record them on your paper. You have 5 minutes! BE CREATIVE!
Let’s Get Started 1.Now, everyone STAND UP! 2.And, the scribe may SIT BACK DOWN! 3.The scribe is going to stay at that station and review with the next group what was added to the list. 4.Everyone else will rotate. 5.This time you will delegate a new “scribe.” 6.The next group then continues to add more ideas. 7.We will repeat this process until we rotate around to all of the math concepts.
Use what you have! All of the materials provided in the stations are available in your classrooms!
What is appropriate Geometry for young children? Spatial Orientation Spatial Visualization Shapes 3-Dimensional and 2-Dimensional Composing and Decomposing 2 and 3- Dimensional Shapes Transformations
Spatial Orientation Knowing where you are and how to get around in the world Spatial words Game Ideas
Representing Structures Take a picture of blocks built a certain way and have them for students to create. Wedgits/Cards This visualization combines orientation and positional words. Use in large group with a controlled number of blocks.
Talk about 3-D Shapes “Fat Shapes”- “Mine looks like a…but I call them…” Balls- Spheres Boxes- Rectangular Prisms Cans- Cylinders
Activities Graph: Circle/Not a Circle Shape hunt in magazines Shape hunt around school Shape hunt in classroom Create with straws and pipe cleaners Hula hoop attribute games Rectangle quilt Tangrams Pattern blocks
Spacial Visualization and Imagery Drawing and Representing what you see or feel. Remembering what you see and then representing the shapes and orientation. Can be developed in preschool. Children are asked to “think” of a shape then “draw” or “make” what they “see”
Now You Explore More Activities Search online for these key words for more activities like you saw today: -subitizing -composing and decomposing numbers -measurement ***REMEMBER- CHILD FOCUSED AND ENGAGING FOR OUR CLASS INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT ***
Let’s Move! Write down one idea that you can utilize in your classroom.
What did you learn? Write down one idea that you can utilize in your classroom.
Resources Teachers Pay Teachers Creative Curriculum Math Book PreKinders and Pre-K Pages My Cute Graphics Recommended Math Books and Music List Also check out my website for online links to math games, parent resources, and tons of educator resources for the classroom! faine.al.dce.schoolinsites.com/philyaw