Math Talks for Pre-Kindergarten
This book unpacks 30 Pre-K math standard topics. What do you See? Math Talks is an arts integration program where children become “Student Teachers” when they describe pictures while learning new math terms. In Moving Through Math, children listen to, learn from, and teach each other — constructing their own meaning and authentically developing mathematical understanding.
What do you See? Math Talks begin by inviting students to look at pictures, drawings, or models and freely discuss what they see. “Student Teachers” take turns describing what they see while the “Audience” carefully listens to identify math words. After the Audience identifies a math word, the teacher writes it in a Language of Math box. The teacher may refer to the students’ words or sometimes add a new word to the Language of Math box. Children’s meaningful observations and conversations guide each step of the learning. Through repeated practice using the math terms, students slowly refine their observations and discover the mathematics of the situation.
This comprehensive book includes over thirty Math Talks that introduce and unpack every Pre-Kindergarten math standard.