Grouping Games for Teaching the Language of Mathematics
Students plan, rehearse, and perform mathematical scenarioslearn more
Young children enjoy learning the procedures for collaborating in small groups.
With support from the teacher, our youngest students learn to speak and apply the Language of Mathematics.
The dog is inside the doghouse. The dog is outside the doghouse.
Children draw portfolio pictures to share their thinking and speak or write the Language of Math stems to describe their work.
Grouping Games train PreK & K teachers to strengthen mathematical understanding using kinesthetic and spatial representations of math concepts. During Grouping Games, our youngest 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.
Integrating the arts into teaching mathematics provides young children with unique and creative ways to think about math. All kids can master the correct usage and understanding of mathematical language.
Grade Level: Pre-K - K
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