Tinkering-Practical Strategies for Hands-On Math Learning

Guest blogger: Leslie Layman, M.S.

posted by Leslie Layman At Harry S Truman College, where I serve as coordinator and adjunct faculty in the Child Development Department, we recently had the opportunity to create Early Childhood Education lab spaces. The most unique of our labs is the ECE Tinkering Lab. T lab serves as part woodshop, part methods lab, and […]

STEAM Study in the Classroom – The First Grade Boat Project

Guest blogger: Camille Harrison

by Camille Harrison It all started with a question. Our science teacher was discussing her unit on buoyancy. She wanted some help figuring out what other materials students could use to build small boats that would float in small kiddie pools in her classroom. She also just happened to witness a cardboard boat regatta in […]

Found Items for the Science Area are Rich With Mathematical Possibility

Guest blogger: Jennifer Asimow, M.Ed.

I started thinking about the intersections between the Science or Discovery Center and Math opportunities in the classroom when I taught Math and Science for the Young Child.  I found it interesting that many of the textbooks we reviewed to be used for the course, separated much of the content between science learning and math […]

Portable Outdoor Math Kit

Guest blogger: Jennifer Asimow, M.Ed.

I know, I know.  You already have to take a “Safety” backpack outside with you every time you go out with the children, but this idea for an “Outdoor Math Kit” that goes out with you as well is worth the time and effort. In order to seize the “teachable moment” we need to be […]