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Teaching Kindergarten Math

Teaching kindergarten math index:

teach kindergarten math

Teaching kindergarten math is a rewarding experience. Young children need concrete objects (blocks, counters, popsicle sticks) in order to make sense of math concepts or abstract ideas.

Check out the pages below to learn how to present arithmetic concepts to children in a manner that they can understand and to find out what sorts of educational teaching materials are available. Each page offers examples, skills lists and ideas for teaching in each of the math areas.


How to teach math successfully:

Teaching kindergarten and preschool math -  how kids learn math
Kindergarten and preschool math - What skills do I teach?

Teaching math with manipulatives:

Teaching with math manipulatives- helping students get it...
Ten steps to teaching with math manipulatives - an example...
Best math manipulatives - choose products that teach more than one math concept

Teaching math vocabulary:

Vocabulary - how to teach math vocabulary

Specific areas of the math curriculum:


INTRODUCING FRACTIONS - keep it hands on!
Fraction games and manipulatives
Teach with fun wooden fraction toys

Geometry and Spatial Skills

GEOMETRY - What geometry and spatial skills should I teach? Geometry activities
ATTRIBUTE BLOCKS -Teach logical thinking, geometry and spacial sense
SORTING - Develop classification skills with kindergarten sorting games
CLASSIFICATION - teach classification vocabulary an skills with games
SYMMETRY -Teach early learners about symmetry
GEOMETRY GAMES - simple games that reinforce geometry concepts


Pattern 1- what pattern skills do students need to learn? Teaching tips
Pattern 2- ideas and games to recognize, create, copy and extend patterns
Pattern page three - help children know what you mean when you say"pattern"

Number Sense

Number Activities - how to provide experiences that build number sense
Number Games - how to improve children's number sense with easy games
Number Skills - what number skills do children need to know?

Graphing and Data Entry

Graphing 1 - what do I teach? how do kids collect data and organize it?
Graphing 2 - what do we graph? sample graphing lesson
Check out the SCIENCE section for more graphing and data collection ideas


Teaching measurement - measurement skills and ideas to teach them


Teach about money skills & activities
Teach about money with games
Teach about money with fundraising projects

Connect Math and Literature

Math and literature connections - how books increase mathematical thinking
Ten Apples Up On Top! - open-ended math activity with a Dr. Suess book...
10 Little Rubber Ducks - ideas to promote math with an Eric Carle story
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo - practice counting, making number sets, ordinal numbers
One Hundred Hungry Ants - practice counting larger numbers and comparing single file to sets of 10s
Fish Eyes - practice counting and basic addition
Minnie's Diner - a wonderful book for teaching doubles

Math and Literature connections from our readers...

10 Black Dots
Where's Spot?
Today is Monday
Share your favorite book that connects math to literature

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