Foundations in Number: Teachers PreK – Grade 2. Offered by: Looney Math Consulting www.looneymathconsulting.com [email protected] The “Big Ideas” of Foundations of Number. Children must develop a solid foundation in understanding of number concepts.
Educators (both regular and special ed) will:
On-line Assignments include:
Session 2: Exploring Counting
Read the following articles:
1. Baek, J. (2005). How Does it Feel? Teachers count on the alphabet instead of numbers. Teaching Children Mathematics, 54-59.
2. Losq, C. (2005). Number concepts and special needs students: The power of ten frame tiles. Teaching Children Mathematics, 310-316.
Explore the following websites:
Answer this discussion prompt:
The article by Baek reminds us of a similar in-class activity where we experienced the complexities of learning a counting system. Please post a story of working with a student who exhibits some of the difficulties highlighted in their experience and in the article OR comment on your experience with this activity.
Alignment to textbook and standards
Common Misconceptions / student work