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TEACHER TRAININGGrouping Games for Teaching the Language of Mathematics (Pre-K & Kindergarten)

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.
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Children draw portfolio pictures to share their thinking and speak or write the Language of Math stems to describe their work.

About this Workshop

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

Workshop Setup

  • LCD projector and Screen

  • Speakers

  • Chairs arranged in a semicircle facing the screen

  • Plenty of room for movement

About Moving Through Math

Grouping Games for Teaching the Language of Mathematics

Students plan, rehearse, and perform mathematical scenarios

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Moving Through Math provides professional development workshops for STEAM educators eager to bring the benefits of arts integration into their classrooms.

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