In Deanna Pecaski McLennan’s kindergarten classroom, math isn’t limited
to a specific block of time. It’s built into the environment and
inseparable from everything her young students do. All of the math is
infused with a sense of exploration, wonder, and joy.
Deanna’s book, Joyful Math, is about creating invitations for young children to engage with math ideas through art, literacy, and outdoor play. She focuses on building spaces in early childhood classrooms where children see themselves as mathematical thinkers with valuable ideas from the very start.
Joyful Math is filled with a range of tools and models, including:
- stories, vignettes, and photos illustrating how to develop a classroom environment that fosters curiosity and wonder for mathematics
- practical tips for inviting students to engage in mathematical play throughout the day
- examples of ways to document children’s experiences to make math learning visible to parents and the greater community
Supported by her experiences exploring math with young children, Deanna’s methods will inspire educators to be curious about math, take risks, try different approaches, observe carefully, and collaborate with children as co-learners.
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