Activity Gems for the PK-2 Classroom
Edited by Peggy House, Sharon Stenglein, and Roger Day
This book contains a carefully selected and adapted set of lessons from NCTM's Navigations series, with a special emphasis on incorporating the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in NCTM's Principles to Actions. Teachers of PK–2 students can use these activities to engage their students in exploring, thinking, connecting, discussing, justifying, and advancing in their mathematical understanding and confidence. Each of the 10 Activity Gems includes the following elements:
Working together, these Activity Gems give PK–2 teachers the tools to use purposeful discussion and productive struggle to guide their students toward both conceptual understanding and fluid problem solving.