It seems with the current focus on mathematical content, we have forgotten that play is critical for childrens' learning. Our session explored how to support the development of young mathematicians through purposeful play. We used manipulative-based games with a focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the content domain of Number & Operations in Base Ten, including number sense, computation, and estimation. Let's bring play and creativity back into our classrooms!
A big thank you to ETA hand2mind for sponsoring this presentation! We were able to give away all of the manipulatives they provided for this session!