Easy Activities for Children Ages 4-8
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Author: Sharon MacDonald
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 208, © 2007
This engaging, exciting introduction to early math concepts will be a sure-fire hit with young children. They can go on a Geometric Shape Hunt, measure with Pompoms, or find the Missing Numbers-just a few of the fun, simple activities you'll find in Math in Minutes.
Each chapter begins with the easiest activities and progresses to more difficult ones. Many activities offer a way to "Take It Up a Level" for children who want a challenge. The chapters in the book are organized by math concept and each activity relates directly to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards, which are listed in the appendix. The activities use easy-to-find materials available in any classroom. Each activity begins with "Math Objectives that Meet Standards" to help teachers meet the standards set by their state. The book also includes unique tips and insights from an experienced teacher that will benefit new and experienced teachers alike.
- Teach Math? Me?
- Number Sense and Numeration
- Computation and Estimation
- Measurement, Seriation, Time, and Money
- Geometry and Spatial Sense
- Sorting, Classifying, Graphing, Data Analysis, and Probability
- Patterns and Number Relationships
- Problem Solving and Reasoning
- Putting It All Together: A Pizza Unit of Study
"The new Math in Minutes is a terrific resource for the teacher looking for a fun way to engage the young student learning math. And the clss will look forward to participating in the unique activities presented throughout the book. Easy to use, and the activities for the more advanced learner are a great addition. The book is a must addition to all of our 14 stores."
"This book introduces early math concepts, including numeration, computation, estimation, and more. Each chapter begins with the easiest activities and progresses to more difficult ones. Activities correspond with NCTM standards.
"...a highly recommended addition to any preschool, elementary school, and homeschooling curriculum."
"Each math activity offers many opportunities for children. Each activity uses common items that are easy to collect and set up. Great value!"
Sharon MacDonald, M.Ed., has been training teachers throughout the United States for more than fifteen years. Her training workshops and presentations focus on a variety of early childhood topics based on years of classroom experience. With a master's degree in education, Sharon has taught ages ranging from three-year-olds to adults and an inclusion program for children with disabilities. She is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at early childhood education conferences and has written many magazine articles.
Sharon MacDonald, lives in San Antonio, Texas.