Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mitchell's Mathematicians

The kinders are making some great progress in math already. We are working on talking about the why's and how's of math, instead of just the what. For example, we know that we add one more clip to our clip collection everyday, but why? I want the kids to understand and be able to verbalize the answer, which is, "because it's another day, so another clip!" They are also using words like equation and add. For only being in school for 17 days, that is pretty awesome!

When we work on putting objects with a given number, we do it in a variety of ways. One way is to use manipulatives like tiles, centimeter cubes, or pattern blocks. Today we used our shape cards, that we colored and cut, to show a number.