## The Value of Virtual Learning: Focusing on Number Sense: Ideas for Using a Number Line to Teach Math in Today’s Virtual Learning Environment

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December 14th, 2020Welcome to the second of several “idea-generating” blogs created to support and ensure successful learning in an environment where school is partially or fully virtual. We know how challenging it can be to engage students in a virtual school environment, and yet how critical it is to do just that. In this post, Math Solutions’…

## Encouraging Math Talk in the Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom

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January 17th, 2020Why is it that engaging preschool and kindergarten students in talking about their mathematical ideas is considered such an important key to fostering the development of early math skills? What is gained by devoting valuable time and effort into classroom discussions about math, and how can teachers set the stage for lively and meaningful math…

## 3 Ways to Engage Pre-K Students in Counting

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December 12th, 2018The task of counting may seem simple, but as Ann Carlyle and Brenda Mercado point out in Teaching Preschool and Kindergarten Math, (Math Solutions, 2012), there is an important distinction between the rote or automatic counting that young children start with, and the eventual formulation of a deeper cognitive connection to the meaning of the…

## Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten

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October 30th, 2018Kindergarten is an important beginning. It can be the positive start of a child’s lifelong exploration of mathematical ideas or it can lay the first stones in what can become an impenetrable wall between “real math” and “school math.” In Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten, Linda and Rebeka present their vision of a kindergarten classroom…