Number Sense Routines Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K 3.
Imported from USA.
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.
Students with strong number sense understand numbers, ways to
represent numbers, relationships among numbers, and number
systems. They make reasonable estimates, compute fluently, use
reasoning strategies (e.g., relate operations, such as addition
and subtraction, to each other), and use visual models based on
their number sense to solve problems. Students who never develop
strong number sense will struggle with nearly all mathematical
strands, from measurement and geometry to data and equations.
In Number Sense Routines, Jessica shows that number sense can be
taught to all students. Dozens of classroom examples -- including
conversations among students engaging in number sense routines --
illustrate how the routines work, how children's number sense
develops, and how to implement responsive routines.
Additionally, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of the
underlying math -- the big ideas, skills, and strategies children
learn as they develop numerical literacy.