Friday, May 30, 2008

The First Graders Remember the Year’s Math

I got this list from Liliana.

The first grade math children were asked to name what they remembered learning in math over the school year. Here is a list of their thoughts in the children’s own words and order of brainstorming. What a rich year - and what memories!

*How to add

*How to subtract


*Learning Euler’s Law

*Filling in shapes with pattern blocks

*Making polygons and polyhedra

*Making 2008 by ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands

*Skip counting by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, and 10’s.

*The Squirrel Math Play

*The day’s number by ones and tens

*Math books: Sir Cumference and the Sword and


The Greedy Triangle

*We made guesses about how many rectangular prisms we have in the block center

*Measuring things and writing about it


*Pi Day – circumference, diameter

*Abstract art with shapes

*We made cubes with interlocking cubes and with paper

*We made boxes

*We learned about prisms: rectangular, octagonal, triangular, hexagonal, and pyramids, cones, cylinders

*Word problems

*We measured markers, crayons, blocks and other things by inches

*We compared and measured different size things

*Number stories

*Math walks and math outside

*We made playdough



*Math games

*Counting and making groups of things and people

*Weaving patterns

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