Calendar is a staple of many preschool circle time routines and often justified as “math instruction” even though many of the skills targeted during calendar surpass Virginia’s standards for four-year-olds. Try the quiz below to see just how far. Hint: Research shows that temporal concepts like units of time (days, weeks) and their sequence… Read More Rethinking “Calendar Time” for Preschoolers
To design instruction that allows a diverse class of students to move toward grade level standards, Marian Small (2009) suggests two core strategies. First, use open questions. Secondly, use parallel tasks, that are designed to meet the needs of students at different developmental levels. Research Confident, engaged math students are contributors to classroom discourse because… Read More Designing Instruction That Moves Students Toward Grade Level Math Standards What Does It Look Like in the Classroom?