Young children are naturally curious about the world around them, which makes early childhood the perfect time to introduce the scientific method. Structured hands-on activities that are both age appropriate and engaging allow children to make observations, form hypotheses and then test them out and analyze their results. As our young scientists explore we can facilitate by asking guided questions and encouraging the use of scientific vocabulary; being careful to give them plenty of room to explore on their own.
Using Math Games for Math Fact Fluency
As students progress in
mathematics they must be able to recall their basic math facts
instantly. Children learn best through play, but often math facts are
taught using flashcards or speed drills. While both of these have their
place in the mathematics classroom, it is often difficult to motivate
children to spend the necessary amount of time reviewing them.
A mathematics lesson plan provides the framework for a teacher to organize the objectives, procedures, and resources needed in order to teach mathematical concepts in a systematic and organized manner. Mathematics lesson plans are developed to support the state and national standards for mathematics teaching.
The objective of a mathematics lesson is most often taken from a list of state standards which have been developed based on the national mathematics standards. Objectives should be very specific and focus on just one specific curriculum focal point per lesson.