Designed to help primary grade students comprehend basic geometric ideas and number sense development, this resource provides teachers with 60 activities that they can utilize to increase their students understanding of the physical world and spatial relationships. These same activities also help young math students to reason with shapes and their attributes while they gain the ability to explain their solutions and justify their conclusions using manipulatives to support their reasoning. Each lesson includes teacher notes, blackline masters, and links to current mathematical content and practice state standards. This activity book will equip teachers with the resources that they need to help students foster shape recognition and spatial visualization within mathematically rich situations. 126 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
Tangrams help students comprehend basic geometric ideas while supporting number sense development in engaging, mathematically rich situations.
This new book focuses on the two major experiences in early mathematics education: number and geometry/measurement.
As students work through the 60 engrossing activities in this book, they describe their physical world using geometric ideas, visualize spatial relationships, and reason with shapes and their attributes. They explain their solutions and justify their conclusions while using manipulatives to support their reasoning. Each lesson includes teacher notes, blackline masters, and links to current mathematical content and practice standards.