Our set of Big Ideas map the key math concepts young children need to explore between the ages of 3 and 6. Big Ideas are foundational to lifelong mathematical thinking and can guide teaching and learning in the early childhood years. They are organized by topic here and in our book, Big Ideas of Early Mathematics: What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know. Learning early mathematics means opportunities to play around with and talk about the Big Ideas.
Zeno provides games that are made specifically for young learners and their families. Preschool children can partake in all activities learning concepts of basic shapes, sorting, numeration, geometry, and more.
Shape Scavenger Hunt
Children will go on a quest in search for specific shapes around their home. They can do this anytime and anywhere. Children of all ages can partake in this activity. They are working on sorting and classification skills.
In this lesson, children will identify the attributes by classifying and organizing shoes. This addresses the concepts of data analysis, probability, classification, and geometry. Children can use their shoes and of their family members.
Nomster Chef wants to help raise a healthier generation of kids and a happier generation of parents by teaching kids to cook. The website offers illustrated recipes to help kids ages 2-12 cook with their grown-ups while learning literacy, math & science. Authentic Learning Experience: Children can use this learning experience by making meals with their family and through dramatic play such as restaurant.