Grouping Games for Teaching the Language of Mathematics
Students plan, rehearse, and perform mathematical scenarioslearn more
Using the procedures for forming and working in small groups lays the foundation for effective classroom management.
Practicing performance skills strengthens collaboration, creativity, and confidence.
Students create their own characters and use the Language of Math stems to describe their work.
This arts integrated STEM workshop trains K-5 teachers to strengthen children’s mathematical thinking through drama. During Grouping Games, K-5 students learn on four different levels:
• through using their bodies to dramatically represent mathematical concepts
• through collaborating with other students in small groups
• through using the Language of Math to concisely describe their thinking
• through using their imaginations to create original ways of representing mathematical thinking.
Grouping Games provide learners with strong kinesthetic, visual and spatial representations of math concepts, while strengthening their correct usage and understanding of mathematical language.
Grade Level: K - 5
Number of Participants: 35
Workshop Time: 3 hours
LCD projector and Screen
Chairs arranged in a semicircle facing the screen
Plenty of room for movement