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Kindergarten math

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From: Susan (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: May 05, 1998 at 17:16:04
Subject: Re: Kindergarten math

Teach conceptually! Don't worry about memorizing at the K level. Look for patterns, measure everything you can get your hands on, (not with a ruler, but with paper clips, Unifix cubes, students' hands, etc.), weigh everything, do the "Number of the Day" and if it is the 12th, look for things in groups of 12, make groups of 12, make 12 with clay and Fruit Loops and pretzel sticks. If you want to look at some good curricular material, I would suggest TERC, Investigations in Number, Data, and Space. Scott Forsman/Addison Wesley distribute it now. See http://www.terc.edu/projects/at_invest_short.html or http://www.terc.edu/byterc/invest.html

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