This article presents examples of how early childhood educators (prek-2nd grade) might use their daily read alouds as a vehicle for increasing mathematical talk and mathematical connections for their students.
Sandra M. Linder and Amanda Bennett
Michelle L. Meadows and Joanna C. Caniglia
Imagine that you and your language arts colleagues are teaching Edgar Allan Poe's short story, “The Pit and the Pendulum.” This thrilling story takes us to the Inquisition during which a prisoner is surrounded by hungry rats and bound to a table while a large pendulum slowly descends. The prisoner believes that the pendulum is 30-40 feet long and estimates that it should take about 10-12 swings before he is hit, leaving him with about a minute or a minute and a half to escape. Are his estimations correct? If so, will he make it out in time?
Haiwen Chu and Leslie Hamburger
Five types of engaging peer-interaction structures can support English learners as they make sense of mathematics and explore important mathematical relationships.
Claudia M. Bertolone-Smith and Linda Gillette-Koyen
Avoid off-task behavior, such as horseplay, rolling on the floor, and meowing, with a reliable routine that promotes students' thinking, communication, and social safety in sharing their ideas.
Edited by Anna F. DeJarnette and Stephen Phelps
A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.
Kelly W. Remijan
These four activities connect mathematics to science, technology, engineering, and art.
Annette Ricks Leitze, Stephanie Hodge, Danielle Houser, and Clint Mathews
Animals that are at risk of becoming extinct are called endangered species. They can be very large animals, like a polar bear, or very small, like a monarch butterfly. Learn about several different endangered species by engaging in these math activities.
Allyson Hallman-Thrasher, Courtney Koestler, Danielle Dani, Amanda Kolbe, and Katie Lyday
Through trial and error and ultimate success, students create a graph to model a real-world situation.