This book is a collection of 15 open-ended mathematics activities designed to encourage children to develop their problem-solving and collaboration skills.
Each lesson offers a unique math activity that can be approached in a variety of different ways. The questions deal with animals, birthdays, mittens, and other topics that capture the interest of young children. Many use popular children's literature as a springboard to the lessons. For each lesson, sample student work is also provided to help teachers evaluate their own students' work.
Each lesson contains an overview, materials list, description, student responses and assessment discussion, and references.