Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Welcome to Mrs. Mumford’s Kindergarten Class Blog 2015-16: Exploring Math Manipulatives: Click here for pictures of students. Kindergarteners explore different math manipulatives ( pattern blocks, color tiles, tedd...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Welcome to Mrs. Mumford's Kindergarten Class Blog: Math-Keeping Track of a Growing Set of Objects: In the game “ Collect 10 Together” student work in pairs to collect 10 pennies. Partners take turns rolling a dot cube and taking as man...
“Because kindergarteners are just beginning to make sense of what length is and how to describe how long something is, they will need many opportunities to measure different lengths with same-sized objects in order to make sense of the conventions of measuring.”
Students use cubes and craft sticks to measure and compare the lengths of shoes, strips of paper, and other objects.
“Students come to school with ideas about numbers, shapes, measurements, patterns, and data.
If given the opportunity to learn in an environment that stresses making sense of mathematics, students build upon the ideas they already have and learn about new mathematics they have never encountered.
Students learn that they are capable of having mathematical ideas, applying what they know to new situations, and thinking and reasoning about unfamiliar problems.”
Welcome to Mrs. Mumford's Kindergarten Class Blog: Developing Strategies to Solve Addition Problems: In the game “ Build It ” students are making sense of and developing strategies to solve addition problems with numbers 1-10. Student...