My classroom is a non-traditional classroom. I have found that children learn best when they have the opportunity to choose how they learn. The way this happens in kindergarten is the children don't have assigned seating and we are trying to get rid of the remaining typical chairs in our class.
The children in my classroom have found they like to learn in many different ways.
The children in my room have many different experiences prior to coming to school. Therefore the level of learning in my room is at many different stages and levels. The children in the room come from various socioeconomic backgrounds. My goal is to close the learning gap using as many different modalities as possible, so every one of them has the ability to succeed.
We will be able to use the math number stackers to create conversations in small groups. This year our focus as been to help the kids be able to discuss what math is. By having the visual of the blocks it will make their discussions more concrete. We follow a six step process to engage children in discussions about math.
The number stackers can be used individually to help kids begin to understand the basics of addition...as well as subtraction.
I feel by adding the number stackers to my curriculum, the kids will be excited to explore and build in a way they will not even realize that they are learning. Anytime we can make learning fun and engaging the children are more likely to grasp the concepts
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