Brain-Compatible Activities for Mathematics, Grades K-1

Brain-Compatible Activities for Mathematics, Grades K-1

by David A. Sousa


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Using principals from Dr. David A. Sousa’s How the Brain Learns Mathematics, this user-friendly resource provides easy, ready-to-use mathematics lessons for Kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Teachers will find step-by-step guidance and all the necessary reproducible materials for mathematics instruction that involves partners, group work, and class movement. Through activities such as Number Jingle and Math Detective, young learners will enjoy developing skills connected with whole numbers, addition and subtraction, geometrical shapes, measurement, number patterns, and more.

Aligned with NCTM standards and focal points, the resources in this book aim to enhance students’ motivation and content retention. Further, the principals in this book:

Address individual intelligences
Use concrete models to make concepts meaningful
Connect mathematical ideas to the real world
Incorporate graphic organizers to help students organize their thinking
Teach creative problem solving

Deepen and revitalize instruction using Sousa’s proven brain-compatible approach for helping every child develop self-confidence in mathematics!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634507301
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of fifteen books. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the Pre-K to 12 and university levels. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Table of Contents

Links to Focal Points and Standards
About the Author
1. Whole Numbers
Seeing Dots
How Many?
Number Path
Counting Sets
More or Less
Who's First?
Number Slap
A Ten Count!
Number Jingle!
2. Addition and Subtraction
Combining Sets
Subtraction Action
Spin to Win
Take It Away
"All Aboard" the Number Line
Ready, Set...Add!
Fact Family Tree House
Math Detective
Flip it!
Number Grid
Let's Go, Domino!
Guide to Problem Solving
3. Geometry
Shifting Shapes
Feel the Shapes
Shape Sort Race
Fishing for Triangles
3-D Shapes
Shape Up
Shapes Everywhere
The Art of Shapes!
Smart Shapes
The Shape Museum
4. Measurement
Which is Longer?
Measure it!
Ordering Lengths
How Far?
Which Holds More?
How Long? Measuring With Tens and Ones
Going on a Measurement Hunt
Comparison Center
Tick-Tock at the Clock Shop
Before or After?
5. Algebra: Sorting and Patterning
Number Patterns
What Comes Next?
Extending Patterns
Pattern Necklaces
Sorting Shoes
Sort and Classify
6. Data Analysis and Probability
Ask Me a Question
Way to Vote!
Favorite Seasons
Roll and Record
Heads or Tails
Collect and Sort Data
Fun with Bar Graphs
Likely or Unlikely?
Journal Page
Answer Key

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