In 2009, the National Research Council Committee reported on the learning of math in early years (pre-kindergarten). They advocate that all children are capable of learning math, but many are not provided the chance to engage in mathematical opportunities. (For more, click here.) They believe children can be and should be learning math at an … Continue reading What does learning look like for the early years?
Anyone who has had me as a teacher in Grade 6 or 7 has heard me echo, “Estimation is Easy!”...but is it?! Estimation can be a difficult skill to learn because it involves number sense, spatial sense, measurement sense and lots of mental computation. This important skill is often left out of the curriculum, or … Continue reading Estimation is easy!
Oliver is 2 ½ and quite pleased with his ability to count. He can count forwards and backwards (and sometimes correctly!), but he has no understanding of what the numbers mean, although he does know that numbers relate to quantity. Rory on the other hand is 4 ½ and he can count correctly and accurately … Continue reading Learning to count…baby steps.