|Second Look - Math Stations|
Learning Geometry and a New Language
the language-inquiry approach to learning geometry and describes the use of
geometry stations to promote this inquiry.
Alice in Numberland: Through the Standards in Wonderland
Discussion of a whimsical mathematics event for children and adults that was held at the Providence Children’s Museum in Rhode Island. It was derived from Lewis Carroll and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. NCTM’s five Content Standards were the basis of all stations and activities. The article also includes a table listing thirty-one activities and a brief synopsis of the activity, grade, and NCTM Standard.
Illuminations Lesson: How Many More Fish? (PreK-2)
This unit focuses on comparative subtraction. The students use fish-shaped
crackers to explore five meanings for the operations of subtraction (counting,
sets, number line, balance, and inverse of addition). Comparative subtraction
extends the students early understandings about counting, addition, and
subtraction in the take-away mode. In this unit, the students investigate
properties of subtraction, represent subtraction in objects and pictures, and
record subtraction in both vertical notation and equations. They create and
solve problems involving comparative subtraction. Students answer such questions
as "How many more?" and "How many less?" Missing addend activities provide
students with an experience in algebraic thinking.
Illuminations Lesson: Patterns that Grow (3-5)
Students use logical thinking to create, identify, extend, and translate
patterns. They make patterns with numbers and shapes and explore patterns in a
variety of mathematical contexts. These lessons give students an opportunity to
create and analyze numeric and geometric patterns. Particular emphasis is
placed on growing patterns.
The Learning Principle
Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge.