KinderMath®: Think and Talk: A supplemental program for the primary classroom.
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What is KinderMath®: Think and Talk?
KinderMath®: Think and Talk is a supplemental curriculum that can be used to boost any current math curriculum in the classroom! The program is designed to give primary students a way to talk about math through the use of images. Students will also have an opportunity to learn math skills in a hands-on and meaningful way. You can find success through using this program in your whole-group instruction, intervention groups, RTI groups, guided math groups, or as a resource for non-certified staff members assisting in the classroom. The program is based upon a slotted fifteen minutes of instruction. However, this too is versatile as you can limit or extend this time frame to best fit your classroom needs. KinderMath®: Think and Talk is created by a teacher for teachers. The program has been carefully created and organized to align with every classroom and curriculum. The lessons can be introduced in any order the teacher chooses. That makes this program available to all teachers that have the desire to boost their math instruction.
Tell me more about KinderMath®: Think and Talk!
KinderMath: Think and Talk offers six days of instruction per unit. Each day the students will start the day’s lesson by looking at a fiction or realistic image. The teacher will then guide the students through the math lesson and offer students an opportunity to discuss and evaluate the image. Students will then apply their knowledge in a hands-on and meaningful way. Included within each unit are hands-on and concrete ways to apply the skill along with one practice sheet per image.
What are Think and Talk Images?
The use of realistic images throughout the units allows students to see math as “real life.” They see the images in a natural way and can then apply that same way of thinking to their everyday lives. As we guide students through the Think and Talk lessons, we really want to offer them what the product’s title states: time to think and time to talk. It’s important that when we present one of the images to the students, we truly encourage them to take their time and really study the image. We then want to give students time to turn and talk with their peers. This will give students a way to verbalize what they saw and learn new ways of thinking from their peers. It’s important that the students have an understanding that the images may have more than one answer and that it’s okay. After the initial conversation regarding the image, teachers are encouraged to prompt students for a follow-up discussion. What knowledge did we gain from this image? How might we see this in our everyday lives? We want to encourage students to be aware of math all around them and to truly enjoy talking about math.
What is included in KinderMath: Think and Talk?
- 15 lesson plans (6 days each so a total of 90 days of instruction)
- 30 think and talk images (1 realistic and 1 fiction per unit)
- 2 practice sheets per unit (30 total)
- Applied concrete hands-on ideas per image
What skills are covered in KinderMath: Think and Talk?
Unit One:Numbers 0-5
Unit Two: Sort and Classify
Unit Three: Numbers to 10
Unit Four: Compare Numbers to 10
Unit Five: Measurement
Unit Six: Numbers 10-20
Unit Seven: 2D and 3D Shapes
Unit Eight: Numbers to 100
Unit Nine: Comparing Sets
Unit Ten: Addition to 10
Unit Eleven: Addition Word Problems
Unit Twelve: Subtraction to 10
Unit Thirteen: Graphing
Unit Fourteen: Time to the Hour
Unit Fifteen: Money Values
What is KinderMath?
KinderMath is a complete and comprehensive math curriculum. You can view more about KinderMath HERE.
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