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Idea Library (Early Math)

found in: math; preK-2; 3-5

Idea Library is an early math library provided by the Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative. Its focus is PreK-3. Teachers can keyword search or filter resources by type, grade, foundational math concept, and common core concept or browse by series. Resources can be printed, emailed, and posted.

Content types are articles (75), discussions (3), downloads (2), links (117), and videos (154).

Filtering by article and PreK produces 64 articles including Rules of Counting with Five Little Monkeys and The Doorbell Rang  that suggests activities to use with both books. The article ends with two Big Ideas and Common Corte Alignment and links to more in the Book ideas series.

Filtering by article and Grade 3, produces 29 articles including Early Math Lists
4 Books About Measurement that Spur Children’s Thinking
  that is an annotated list of books by Leo Lionni, Ann Tompert, Tomie dePaola, and Teruyuki Komiya with links to supporting information, Common Core alignments, and related resources.

Browsing one of the eleven series, Focus on Play  offers 9 brief videos. For example, Developing Ideas of Attribute While Reading to Babies  (1:40) demonstrates how reading to babies can help them explore precursor concepts of math like attributes perceived through touch. Others cover the use of avocados, tubes, pegs, sand tables, blocks, and cards.


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