Introduction. Finding the Math in Books: Ideas for Teaching Staff.  

Book reading has the potential to increase young children’s mathematical development through math-related vocabulary and conceptual understanding. Head Start teaching staff can use the introduction of the Finding Math in Books: Ideas for Teaching Staff guide to learn strategies for “mathematizing” children’s book-reading experiences and highlighting math learning through reading. Included is a sample of children’s books rich in mathematical content, a short summary of each book, and examples of the mathematical concepts and ideas found in each book.

 

Children’s books help open the world to young children. Books offer teaching staff a powerful tool for expanding young children’s mathematical vocabulary and supporting their developing mathematical knowledge. More>> [PDF, 780KB].

Introduction. Finding the Math in Books: Ideas for Teaching Staff. HHS/ACF/ACYF/OHS. 2008. English. [PDF, 780KB].

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Last Updated: November 13, 2014