How Many?

A Counting Book and Teacher's Guide

How Many? is not like other counting books. Students might count one pair of shoes, or two shoes, or four corners of a shoebox. They might discuss whether two shoes have two shoelaces, or four. They might notice surprising patterns and relationships, and they will want to talk about them.

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In the accompanying Teacher's Guide, Christopher Danielson explores what deep mathematical ideas will bubble up in a How Many? conversation, such as counting, number language, units, grouping, partitioning, place value, and vocabulary. Throughout, he shares stories and excerpts from real classrooms where he facilitated How Many? discussions. Danielson helps teachers anticipate what students might notice and gives practical suggestions for facilitating rich conversations more

About the Author(s)

Christopher Danielson has worked with math learners of all ages, from teens in his former middle school classroom to his own children, from calculus students to elementary teachers to families who visit his Math On-A-Stick learning space at the Minnesota State Fair.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Why Another Counting Book?

Chapter 2: Number Learning

Chapter 3: How to Use How Many? In Your Classroom

Chapter 4: Children Are Brilliant Mathematicians

Chapter 5: Answers Key



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Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Year: 2018
Item No: 1218
ISBN: 978-1-62531-218-1