Number Sense Routines, Grades K-3

Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3

Just as athletes stretch their muscles before every game and musicians play scales to keep their technique in tune, mathematical thinkers and problem solvers can benefit from daily warm-up exercises. Jessica Shumway has developed a series of routines designed to help young students internalize and deepen their facility with numbers. The daily use of these quick five-, ten-, or fifteen-minute experiences at the beginning of math class will help build students' number sense.

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Just as athletes stretch their muscles before every game and musicians play scales to keep their technique in tune, mathematical thinkers and problem solvers can benefit from daily warm-up exercises. Jessica Shumway has developed a series of routines designed to help young students internalize and deepen their facility with numbers. The daily use of these quick five-, ten-, or fifteen-minute experiences at the beginning of math class will help build students' number sense.

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About the Author(s)

Jessica Shumway has worked as a second-, third-, and fourth-grade classroom teacher and as a mathematics coach for teachers of Pre-K through fifth grade in Texas and Virginia. She is currently an assistant professor of mathematics education at Utah State University.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Lucy West
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • PART I: BUILDING NUMBER SENSE THROUGH ROUTINES
  • Chapter 1: Number Sense: What Does It Mean?
  • Chapter 2: Improving Number Sense: Routines That Are Not Routinized
  • PART II: NUMBER SENSE ROUTINES
  • Chapter 3: Visual Routines: Seeing and Conceptualizing Quantities
  • Chapter 4: Counting Routines: Understanding Place Value and the Number System
  • Chapter 5: Playing with Quantities: Making Sense of Numbers and Relationships
  • Chapter 6: Calendar and Data Routines: Using Numbers Every Day
  • PART III: MORE THAN JUST THE ROUTINE
  • Chapter 7: Learning from Each Other: Building a Strong Community of Learners Through Math Talk, Mistakes, and Reflections
  • Chapter 8: Planning Responsive Number Sense Routines
  • Conclusion: A Place to Begin
  • Appendices
  • References and Further Reading
  • Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 192 pp/paper
Year: 2011
Item No: 0790Item No: 0901Item No: B790
ISBN: 978-157110-790-9ISBN: 978-157110-901-9ISBN: 978-15711B-790-9

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