A peek ahead…

Next week I travel to Orlando for the annual NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) conference. My presentation is called "Mathematics is Storytelling: Bringing Play and a Sense of Narrative to Problem Solving," and it is all about using storytelling to strengthen children's understanding of problem solving.  I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at… Continue reading A peek ahead…

Counting

I'm always trying to find ways that the little mathematicians in my kindergarten class can participate in real, meaningful math that matters. Whatever I teach them, I ask myself  "Do they see how this connects to the real world of mathematics?" "Do they see that what they do in math matters?" Each morning we start… Continue reading Counting