*“This book is about the counting that you already do with your students and about counting in ways you have not yet imagined.” * —from the Introduction
How to make counting count!
This influential book inspires preschool and elementary teachers to experience the joys and rewards of using two activities—Choral Counting and Counting Collections—regularly in their classrooms and in their partnerships with families. It paints a vision for how deeply and creatively children can engage with ideas of number and operations and mathematical sense-making through counting.
Megan L. Franke, Elham Kazemi, and Angela Chan Turrou have collected the wisdom of mathematics teachers and researchers across the country who explore activities that are at once playful and intentional, simple and sophisticated. For teachers who want to jumpstart student participation and deepen mathematical understanding, this can be your go-to guide.
In six clear, engaging chapters, accompanied by an online Choral Counting tool, you will learn:
Teachers will see that while the activities stay the same, the mathematics deepens over time and students’ learning evolves. Let counting be a gateway into your students’ mathematical insights. You might be surprised at what you learn!