More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Making Math Fun
My students need math manipulatives, math games and number sense graphic organizers to teach and reinforce math concepts in Kindergarten.
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand," Confucius said. All students need the opportunity for hands-on instruction and so is the case for my Kindergarten English Language Learners. These kids are learning new concepts in a new language!
I am blessed with students who have an innate curiosity of new information and a love of learning.
What better way to foster that natural ability to retain information than with fun and engaging learning materials? At our school, the student population is 80% economically disadvantaged with a predominant population of students who are ELL. These two factors can make learning more difficult for these eager young learners.
These materials will be put to use everyday in our math workshop. The math counters will be a go-to source for teaching key early math concepts such as one to one counting, sorting, patterning, measurement, graphing, and simple addition/subtraction. The children will be able to use the ten frames center to see concrete ways to construct and deconstruct numbers. The partner games will give students a chance to put their addition skills to the test in a fun way that they will want to play again and again. We look at numbers 1-100 every day and count up to the 100th day of school and beyond. With a 100 pocket chart our lessons become more interactive.
Kindergarten is one of the most important years of learning in a student's academic life.
Each one of these materials is a fun component in itself to enrich math concepts, but the big picture is to use these materials in conjunction with one another in order to make our math time block the most valuable. Hands-on materials like manipulatives, games, puzzles and graphic organizers will keep learners engaged independently so that I can conduct small groups and one-on-one time. Play is learning!
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