Let’s have fun with numbers! Engaging lessons focus on counting and comparing numbers, shapes, addition and subtraction, patterns, measurement, money, and time.
A MATH MEMORY GAME
Lily Fincher and Omar Etman show how to play a math memory game. They make two sets of cards depicting something they’ve learned recently on pieces of paper. Then they arrange the cards in a two-row grid with the illustrations face down on a game board and try to make matches quickly.
USING TANGRAMS TO MAKE FLOWERS AND TREES
Omar Etman and Lily Fincher show how to use triangles, a square, and a parallelogram from a tangram puzzle to make flowers and trees.
MAPPING A BIKE RIDE
Omar Etman takes a bike ride and then makes a movement map of his journey that he shares with Lily Fincher.
Omar Etman and Lily Fincher play a shell game. They demonstrate how to subitize — recognize a number of objects at a glance without counting them.
FINDING SHAPES IN EGYPT
Omar Etman finds all kinds of shapes when visiting his family in Cairo, Egypt. The pyramids are a highlight.
With his dance students, Shawn Bible explores moving in straight, curved and zig-zag pathways.
ADDING LEAVES TO A TREE GAME
Zoe Kleinmann plays an addition game with two students. After rolling dice, the students add the number of dots that come up and add that number of leaves to the tree’s branches.
SUBTRACTING FROM 10 WITH BABY BIRDS
Zoe Kleinmann and two students explore subtracting from 10 with toy baby birds that fly from a nest.
Priya Chandrashaker uses her sense of touch to identify the shapes of objects in a mystery box. Then she uses sight to identify triangles and rectangles.
COLORED LIGHT PATTERNS
Zoe Kleinmann and a student explore patterns. First they create units of two connected plastic cubes to create an AB pattern. Then they make patterns by shining a flashlight through translucent cups of different colors.
Lily Fincher and Omar Etman count the ways Dewey the dog uses with his senses. Count along with them as Dewey tastes his food, sniffs other dogs, and plays.
Patterns of Babies’ Daily Routines
Join Omar Etman and Lily Fincher as they play with rock babies to explore the patterns of babies’ daily routines, including eating, sleeping, and playing.