Cowboys Count, Monkeys Measure, and Princesses Problem Solve Building Early Math Skills Through Storybooks
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Description: Nervous about teaching math to young children? Too pressed for time to teach all of the math concepts children need to know? Now there¿s a practical, stress-free guide to one of the most effective ways to enhance children¿s mathematical thinking in pre-K¿Grade 3¿by weaving math concepts into storytime. Ready for any educator to pick up and start using, this concise book gives teachers the guidance they need to find high-quality storybooks on their own bookshelf, read them to children effectively, and develop age-appropriate math problems based on the story¿s plot, characters, setting, and illustrations. This creative, field-tested approach to math instruction is a must in every classroom because it helps teachers meet NCTM guidelines; targets foundational math skills; improves literacy skills; works with any storybook; connects math with real life; keeps students engaged; and polishes teachers¿ own ¿mathematical lenses.¿ Teachers will implement the ideas in this book right away with a helpful list of more than 40 popular storybooks for teaching math and grade-specific sample lessons that model higher-level questions and problem-solving activities. The ideal way to meet high-stakes standards for math education without investing significant resources in additional curricula, this guidebook will help educators teach math with confidence and lay the foundation for their students¿ long-term success.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 3/30/2011
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
|About the Authors|
|Mathematics and Storybooks|
|What Is Mathematics and Where Is It Found?|
|Mathematics in a Child's World|
|The World of Storybooks|
|Becoming Motivated to Find the Mathematics|
|Instructing with Storybooks|
|Posing Higher Level Thinking Questions|
|Using the Storybook Elements Approach|
|Storybook Element Approach|
|Targeting the Curriculum Focal Points|
|Mathematical Curriculum Focal Points|
|Looking at Mathematics Beyond Storybooks: Informational Text|
|Web Resources to Access High-Quality Storybooks for the Classroom|