# Teaching Kindergarten Math

## Teaching kindergarten math index:

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.

## MATH PAGES:

### 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:

## Fractions

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

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

## Measurement

Teaching measurement - measurement skills and ideas to teach them

## Money

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...

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