Choral Counting & Counting Collections: Transforming the PreK-5 Math Classroom
Choral Counting & Counting Collections: Transforming the PreK-5 Math Classroom

Choral Counting & Counting Collections: Transforming the PreK-5 Math Classroom


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“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:
  • How to facilitate open-ended counting activities to deepen children’s number sense
  • How counting activities can produce both social and academic benefits
  • How teachers can engage with families to build on students’ mathematical thinking
  • How to facilitate collaborative activities with multiple entry points and multiple ways to be successful
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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625311092
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 08/23/2018
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 82,184
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 10 Years

About the Author

Megan L. Franke, professor of education at UCLA, is a researcher engaged with teachers to support student participation and sense making. A recipient of the 2012 AERA Research into Practice Award, she was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2017.

Elham Kazemi is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington. She collaborates with schools to create professional learning communities where teachers learn from and with their students.
Angela Chan Turrou, a senior researcher at UCLA, works to support preservice and inservice teachers across preschool and elementary settings to deepen teaching with children’s mathematical thinking at its center.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Contributors ix

Appendix 1 Counting Collections Recording Sheets 189

Appendix 2 Choral Counting Planning Templanes 195

Appendix 3 Where to Find More Examples of Choral Counting and Counting Collections 199

Index 203

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