Monday, September 26, 2016

Family Math Bags

I was very excited by the professional development I was offered on the PD day last Friday. During that meeting our school discussed as a staff how we can better support children and their families in becoming interested, confident, and successful mathematicians. As many of you know math has been a great interest of mine the last few years.
This weekend I created a number of 'take home' math bags. Each of these bags is numbered. On Fridays your child will bring a new math bag home to explore with you. In each bag are activities that are designed to refine math concepts from the Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum, with a special emphasis on number sense and numeration, specifically subitizing and composing/decomposing numbers. Please send the bag back to school by the following Wednesday so that we can send a new bag home with your child.
Inside each bag will be an instruction card and any applicable materials you will need to play the game together.

I am excited to see how the children's math mindset and abilities are influenced by these activities. We will continue to focus on math rich tasks at school as well. Any feedback regarding these bags is greatly appreciated. The first bags will start to come home this week on Friday, September 30.

If you would like a sneak peek at some of the activities, follow this link: Family Math Bags


  1. agreed - thank you very much for sharing - amazing idea!

  2. Love, love, love this idea. One of our school's goal is to improve math. I can't wait to share this. Thanks for sharing.


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